The race for Lt. Gov. has gotten more competitive with the arrest of Brian Benjamin, who resigned last week, after being arrested on corruption charges. With that, there are now two candidates, both latina women, who are now considered the front runners in the race for Lt. Gov.
One of them is Diana Reyna who is running on a ticket with Gubernatorial candidate, Tom Suozzi. The other, Ana Maria Archila, is running with gubernatorial candidate, Jumaane Williams. Ana Maria Archila joined NY1 to talk about her candidacy and her plans should she win. Political reporter Juan Manuel Benitez also joins the interview.
Archila says that she will bring her activism to the role should she be elected. She will advocate for the communities that need the government to work for them, like working families. She believes part of the role is to actively remind Albany that their role is to help people live better lives.
Congressman Jamaal Bowman and State Senator Alessandra Biaggi endorsed Archila and she expects more statewide endorsements shortly.
NY1 requested an interview with Diana Reyna's campaign.