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Suozi names Diana Reyna to run for lieutenant governor

Feb 17, 2022 12:45 am

Nick Reisman is reporting for State of Politics U.S. Rep. Tom Suozzi has chosen Diana Reyna, a former New York City Council member and ex-deputy Brooklyn borough president, to run as his lieutenant governor. He made the announcement as Democrats meet for their state convention in New York City this week. Suozzi will challenge incumbent Kathy Hochul in the Democratic primary for governor. “Diana believes that public service is about getting things done to improve the lives of the people we serve,” Suozzi said. “... Diana will partner with me to ensure that New York State government addresses the critical issues of public safety, affordability, and improving our education system.” In New York, candidates for governor and lieutenant governor run separately in party primaries. Reyna would face incumbent Lt. Gov. Brian Benjamin in a primary, and the winner would run with the victor of the gubernatorial primary in a general election. The announcement was Suozzi's first major endorsement in the gubernatorial race. Hochul, who assumed office in August, has locked in a majority of the state's political establishment. If elected, Reyna would be the first Latina woman to serve statewide. Read the full story at nystateofpolitics [dot] com.