PHOTO: OFFICE OF GOVERNOR KATHY HOCHUL
Governor Kathy Hochul introduced and welcomed New York State Lieutenant Governor Brian Benjamin at a swearing in ceremony on September 9, in Albany.
In her introduction, Governor Hochul said that in Brian Benjamin she has “found a person who knows what it's like to struggle, to work hard, to make something of his life and to now return his service to the community.” “That is, my friends, the American dream, how someone who started out with little rose to where he is today, but now turns back and doesn't think about himself. He thinks about how he can serve not just his Senatorial district, but now he'll be helping me serve 20 million New Yorkers. It's an extraordinary responsibility. I wouldn't have asked you if I didn't think you're up for the task. And I know you are," said Governor Hochul.
Lieutenant Governor Benjamin thanked Mrs. Hochul for putting her trust in him and for this opportunity to serve and said that he will “make sure that there's fairness, accountability and good practical decision-making that governs our activities.”