Cathleen McCadden is popular as the wife of the former lieutenant governor of the State of New York, Brian Benjamin who resigned after being arrested in a campaign finance scheme in 2022. But before Brian went on to become the lieutenant governor, Cathleen was much more popular than him.
So, who is she? Keep reading this Cathleen McCadden Bio to learn all about her.
Meet Cathleen McCadden, Brian Benjamin’s Wife
Cathleen McCadden married the love of her life, Brian Benjamin, on September 29, 2018. The two then welcomed their first child Caroline Annette Benjamin on January 2, 2019, and their second-born Olivia Addison Benjamin on October 29, 2021.
According to Brian, Caroline was born 7 pounds 2 ounces while Olivia stepped into this world at 1 pm weighing 7 pounds 7 ounces. “Cathleen is doing well and is recovering. I am so proud of her and the new addition to our family,” Brian posted over IG welcoming their second daughter.
The husband-wife celebrated their 3rd wedding anniversary on Sept 29, 2021. “3 years down and a lifetime to go! #HappyAnniversary to my amazing wife Cathleen McCadden Benjamin,” Brian wrote over IG at the time.
Reportedly, Cathleen and Brian got engaged in early October 2017.
Overall, Brian loved his small family and often featured them in his socials.
Sadly, in 2022, Brian put his family in a bad light after facing charges of bribery, fraud, conspiracy, and falsification of records while a state senator. Reports alleged that Brian use his influence as a state senator to get a $50,000 grant of state funds for a nonprofit organization the developer controlled.
He was then arrested and released on a bail set at $250,000.
As for Brian, he’s pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Cathleen McCadden Age
Cathleen McCadden was 36 years of age when he husband Brian was arrested in 2022 for a campaign finance scheme.
She is 9 years younger than Brian.
Did you know: Cathleen is a godmother to Jeanine and Sharif Berkeley’s child.
Cathleen McCadden Job
Cathleen McCadden was the chief of staff at New York State Homes and Community Renewal. “Anyone will tell you in Harlem she’s more popular than me,” Brian shared about her.
Also, in 2013, she was the director of Assemblyman Keith Wright’s office. Back then, she often voiced different community events including CB10’s Affordable Housing Forum at HSOB.
Overall, Cathleen’s a worker, a wife, a mother, a daughter, a volunteer, and an all-around great human being. She kept her job and personal life perfectly balanced.
As for her husband’s career, Brian started his career after graduating with a master’s degree from Harvard. Initially, he worked as the managing director of Genesis Companies, LLC for 7 long years before becoming the state senator of New York State in 2017.
In 2019, he then posted his candidacy for NYC comptroller but went on to become the Lt. governor of NYC in Sept 2021. Sadly, within a year, Brian was forced to resign after being involved with a campaign finance scheme in April 2022.
At the time, Brian was with the board of trustees of Brown University for over 7 years.
Also, Brian is a former student of Brown University. He graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in public policy analysis from Brown’s in 1998.
Is Cathleen McCadden On Instagram?
Yes, as of April 2022, find Cathleen on Instagram @catmbenjamin with 755 followers. Sadly, her account was kept private then.
However, explore her more on her Facebook @cathleen.mccadden. Most of her posts then featured her family.
Cathleen McCadden Height
Cathleen McCadden stands tall at a height above 5 feet 5 inches (165 cm).
Mentioning her distinct features, Cathleen has brown eyes, a triangular face, a big beautiful smile, and trimmed hair.
Cathleen McCadden Family
Cathleen McCadden comes from a family of eight. Yes, she was one of six children born to parents George Mccadden Chesapeake and Carolyn A Abron-Mccadden.
Her father, George is a St. Paul’s College graduate who went on to found G & V Masonry in 1962. But as his company grew, the business expanded from masonry to general contracting, and the company name was changed to G & V General Contractors.
Unfortunately, George passed away in 2020 at the age of 90. He was married to his wife/Cathleen’s mother Carolyn for 37 years then.
As for Cathleen’s siblings, they are Brenda Johnson (married to Larry), George McCadden, Jr. (married to Becky), Michellene Savage-Williams (married to Dennis), Willie McCadden, and William McCadden.
Her three brothers were also employed in their father’s company and later went on to have their successful construction businesses.
When Is Cathleen McCadden Birthday?
Cathleen receives her birthday wishes on October 8, making her of the Libra zodiac.
On her 2019 birthday, Brain took it to his IG to write, “She is selfless, beautiful, loving and the most thoughtful person I know. Caroline couldn’t have asked for a better mom!”
Where Is Cathleen McCadden From?
Cathleen hails from Chesapeake, Virginia.
But as of 2022, she resided in New York, New York.
How Much Is Cathleen McCadden Net Worth?
Cathleen’s net worth was under $450 thousand in 2022.