Newly sworn-in New York State Lt. Gov. Brian Benjamin names Stacy Lynch as his Chief of Staff. Prior to her appointment, Lynch served as deputy director of intergovernmental affairs for Mayor Bill de Blasio.

The daughter of late political consultant Bill Lynch, Stacy recently ran for City Council to represent the city’s 7th Council District where she finished third place. In City Hall, she also served in de Blasio’s administration as an assistant commissioner at the department of youth and community development.

A former state senator representing Harlem, Benjamin was sworn in as lieutenant governor last week to serve alongside Gov. Kathy Hochul. Prior to her appointment, Hochul served as lieutenant governor before former Gov. Andrew Cuomo resigned amid a sexual harassment scandal.