Albany, N.Y. - State Senator Brian Benjamin is expected to be sworn-in today and become New York's next Lieutenant Governor.
Benjamin will take the position that was held by Governor Hochul until just a few weeks ago. Hochul left that office after becoming governor following the resignation of ex-Governor Andrew Cuomo. Benjamin is an African-American lawmaker from New York City and is going to help fulfill Governor Hochul's promise that she'll have a diverse administration.
A special election will be held to fill his State Senate seat.