Brian Benjamin

Brian Benjamin DEMDemocrat

Former lieutenant governor of New York

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Brian BenjaminDEMDemocrat Former lieutenant governor of New York
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Brian A. Benjamin is an American politician and businessman who was lieutenant governor of New York from September 2021 until his resignation on April 12, 2022. A member of the Democratic Party, he previously represented the 30th district in the New York State Senate from 2017 to 2021. A political progressive, Benjamin was first elected to the New York State Senate in a May 2017 special election. He represented New York's 30th State Senate district from 2017 to 2021. During his Senate tenure, Benjamin was the senior assistant majority leader of the Senate and as chair of the Senate Committee on Budget and Revenue. On August 26, 2021, Governor Kathy Hochul appointed Benjamin to the post of lieutenant governor of New York. Hochul had vacated the position when she was sworn in as governor of New York following the resignation of Governor Andrew Cuomo. On April 12, 2022, Benjamin resigned his position as lieutenant governor after having been indicted earlier that day on federal bribery charges. He has pleaded not guilty to all charges.

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Education5 - 5 of 3
Archbishop Molloy High School
Brown University
Harvard Business School
Past Positions1 - 6 of 6
Lieutenant Governor
State of New York
2021 - 2022
Senior Assistant Majority Leader
New York State Senate
2019 - 2021
Senator
New York State Senate
2017
Managing Director
Genesis Companies, Limited Liability Company
2010 - Current
Former Employee
Financial Management, Morgan Stanley
Former Intern
Bill Lynch & Associates
Other Experience1 - 16 of 16
Member
First Corinthian Baptist Church, Harlem
Current
Trustee
Brown University
2015 - Current
Delegate
Democratic National Convention
2012
Former Chair
Land Use Committee
Former Chair
Community Board 10, Manhattan
Former Member
National Finance Committee, President Obama
Mentoring Program Founder
Wadleigh High School
Former Chair
Budget and Revenues Committee, New York State Senate
Former Member
Rules Committee, New York State Senate
Former Member
Racing, Gaming and Wagering Committee, New York State Senate
Former Member
Health Committee, New York State Senate
Former Member
Finance Committee, New York State Senate
Former Member
Codes Committee, New York State Senate
Former Member
Transportation Committee, New York State Senate
Former Member
Task Force On Opioids, Addiction & Overdose Prevention, New York State Senate
Former Ranking Member
Civil Service and Pensions Committee, New York State Senate