New York’s 19th District
Born and raised in Schenectady, Antonio is a native of Upstate New York. His parents worked for General Electric and benefited from a better regional economy. They worked hard to pursue the American Dream of building a better future for Antonio and his little brother. Antonio attended Colgate University, in Hamilton, New York, where he graduated with high honors and earned a Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford. From there, he went to law school at Harvard, which is where he met his wife Lacey, a native of Woodstock and Kingston.
The values Antonio learned growing up – hard work, discipline, service, and character – helped him get a great education, allowed him the opportunity to start his own company, empowering young people to learn through music, and then begin a second career, as an attorney fighting for what’s fair and just.
Antonio is running for Congress because for too long, our leaders in Washington have failed to give a voice to working families struggling to achieve the American Dream. For too long they have failed to provide a vision forward in an ever-changing global economy that’s left thousands upstate New York behind. We need leaders who will listen to the people and not put dollars over our democracy. We need leaders committed to restoring the American Dream.
The combination of skills Antonio gained in his career as an advocate for education, truth, and justice, combined with an approach grounded in hard work, integrity, and love of country, make Antonio uniquely qualified to be the next Democratic representative from New York’s 19th Congressional District. He will make sure the people of the district get what they deserve, which is a representative who will actually listen to their concerns and be an advocate for their hopes and dreams.