Congressman Delgado Speaks to Ulster Chamber

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January 07, 2020

The Ulster County Regional Chamber of Commerce will host their annual Congressional Update Breakfast Meeting on Thursday, January 23rd from 7:30 to 9:00am at The Venue Uptown, 503 Washington Ave., Kingston.  

First term Congressman Antonio Delgado will be making his second appearance as the 19th District’s congressman. “I’m focusing on what I think are business interests,” Delgado said. “I’m focused on making sure that we’re going to be able to speak on the work that I’ve been doing as far as investing in the community, making sure that we are making it easier for people to do business in upstate New York.

“It’s a discussion before the Chamber of Commerce. I’m pretty sure that the central organizing principle of the Chamber is to discuss the matters of business, particularly small businesses, and that’s what I’m going to focus on.”

Delgado said he plans to discuss the Rebuild Rural America Act, which he co-sponsored in the House. The bill would improve the way the federal government supports economic development projects in small towns and rural communities. The bill would also provide a $50 billion multi-year, flexible block grants to rural regions.

Delgado, who won a seven-person primary to get the Democratic Party’s nomination in 2018, is an attorney and former Rhodes scholar. He defeated first-term incumbent U.S. Rep. John Faso, R-Kinderhook, in the general election to win the 19th Congressional District seat.

The 19th Congressional District includes all of Ulster, Greene, Columbia, Sullivan, Delaware, Schoharie and Otsego counties and parts of Dutchess, Rensselaer, Montgomery and Broome counties.

Chamber breakfast programs are a great way to network with other local business leaders and stay on top of current events. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged. For more information or to register, call the Chamber at (845) 338-5100 or go online at

Ward Todd, President/CEO
(845) 338-5100