October 25, 2018 Press Releases

Jewish Democratic Council of America Endorses Delgado

Delgado for Congress is pleased to announce that the Jewish Democratic Council of America (JDCA) has endorsed Antonio Delgado for Congress in New York’s 19th Congressional District. The JDCA is a socially progressive, pro-Israel organization that represents Jewish Democrats across the United States.

“JDCA is pleased to announce its endorsement of Antonio Delgado,” said Halie Soifer, Executive Director of JDCA. “We are confident that Antonio will be a strong voice for Jewish and Democratic values in the House when he wins his race in November, and we strongly support his candidacy.“

“I am very proud to have the endorsement of JDCA,” said Delgado. “My connection to Judaism, like that of many Americans, came through love. First, through love for my wife, Lacey Schwartz; and as our family has grown, through my love for and commitment to the Jewish people and Israel. And as a member of Congress, I will do everything in my power to ensure Israel’s security is safeguarded, which is also profoundly in America’s national interest. I am committed to a two-state solution—a Jewish state of Israel and a sovereign Palestinian State—in order to ensure that Israel will fulfill its own aspirations to remain a vibrant Jewish democracy for future generations.”


JDCA has initiated a targeted campaign to support Democratic candidates in the midterm elections. Its endorsement process has focused on supporting candidates whose positions are aligned with the JDCA platform and represent Jewish and Democratic values. In addition, JDCA is targeting races where the Jewish vote could impact the outcome of the election in support of Democrats. The JDCA press release announcing its endorsement can be found here.