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Kathleen A. Marchione

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Kathleen Marchione
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New York State Senate District 43
In office
January 1, 2013 - Present
Term ends
December 31, 2016
Years in position 2
Base salary$79,500/year
Per diem$172/full day; $61/half day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
ProfessionSaratoga County Clerk
Office website
Campaign website
Kathleen A. Marchione is a Republican member of the New York State Senate, representing District 43. She was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Marchione previously served as Saratoga County Clerk. She also served as Halfmoon Town Clerk and Halfmoon Town Supervisor.[1]

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Marchione served on the following committees:

New York Committee Assignments, 2015
Consumer Protection
Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation
Local Government, Chair
Racing, Gaming and Wagering


In the 2013-2014 legislative session, Marchione served on the following committees:


Campaign themes


Marchione's campaign website highlighted the following issues:[2]

More Jobs and Opportunities for all New Yorkers

  • Excerpt: "Things in New York are getting better – our economy is recovering and unemployment is lower than it was in 2008. But ‘better’ isn’t good enough. We still have much to do before our state is more affordable and our economy more competitive so every New Yorker who wants a job, has one."

A First-Class Education for All Students

  • Excerpt: "Every child is unique, every child can learn, and every child deserves a first-class education that properly prepares them to compete, and win, in the 21st century workplace and world. A quality education in a safe, supportive and nurturing school is every child’s right, regardless of their zip code."

Real Tax Relief for Families and Job Creators

  • Excerpt: "Families and private sector job creators know best how to spend their hard-earned money, not Albany bureaucrats. Real tax relief puts more money back into the hands of families so they can save, and lets job creators reinvest so they can hire more people."

Honoring New York’s Heroes

  • Excerpt: "Our freedom isn’t free: it’s been paid for in the service, sacrifice and blood of New York’s true heroes: the courageous men and women of our armed forces. Words of thanks are appreciated, but we must match our words of praise with programs and policies that support our veterans and help provide more jobs and opportunities when they return back home."

Reforming Welfare

  • Excerpt: "Waste, fraud and abuse in the welfare program exploits the generosity of hard-working taxpayers and drains vital resources from a public assistance program intended to help the truly needy. Stopping welfare waste, fraud and abuse will protect taxpayer dollars and ensure that New Yorkers who require a helping hand receive the assistance they need to get back on their feet."


On her campaign website, Marchione highlighted five main issues of her campaign:[3]

  • Lowering Taxes: "the goal of anyone serving in the state legislature must be to lower taxes, not just cap them. Kathy supports ending the unfunded mandates that have given us some of the highest property taxes in the United States and making real reforms to large spending programs like Medicaid."
  • Letting the Economy Grow: "As senator, Kathy will call for a moratorium on all new regulations and a review of those already in place. Kathy also supports limiting the amount of time that state agencies have to give up-or-down approval on projects."
  • Integrity: "Our current state senator has broken a number of campaign promises, flip-flopped on critical issues and continues to mislead voters about his record of raising taxes. As senator, Kathy will be a consistent voice in Albany. You’ll always know where she stands because she has the integrity to tell you."
  • Protecting Our Right to Keep and Bear Arms: "Kathy opposes any measure that will compromise our God-given right to keep and bear arms, including microstamping."
  • Paying Attention to Smaller Communities: "Every community deserves a senator who will respond to their needs. If elected, Kathy pledges to visit every single city and town in the district at least once during her first term."



See also: New York State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of New York State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election took place on September 9, 2014. The general election took place November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was July 10, 2014. Brian F. Howard was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Kathleen A. Marchione was unopposed in the Republican primary. Howard ran on the Working Families Party ticket and Marchione ran on the Conservative Party and Independence Party of New York State tickets. Marchione defeated Howard in the general election.[4][5][6]

New York State Senate District 43, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKathleen A. Marchione Incumbent 61.5% 59,394
     Democratic Brian F. Howard 34.1% 32,901
     None Blank 4.3% 4,156
     None Scattering 0% 44
     None Void 0% 14
Total Votes 96,509


See also: New York State Senate elections, 2012

Marchione ran in the 2012 election for New York State Senate District 43. She defeated incumbent Roy J. McDonald in the Republican primary on September 13, 2012, and defeated Edward J. Gilbert in the Conservative Party primary. According to unofficial results, Marchione led McDonald by a small margin. The race came down to absentee ballots.[7][8]

Robin Andrews ran unopposed in the Democratic primary. Marchione defeated Andrews and McDonald in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[9][10][11]

New York State Senate, District 43, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKathleen A. Marchione 47.2% 60,856
     Democratic Robin Andrews 36.5% 47,022
     Independence Roy McDonald 16.2% 20,929
Total Votes 128,807
New York State Senate, District 43 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngKathleen Marchione 50.3% 7,339
Roy McDonald Incumbent 49.7% 7,240
Total Votes 14,579
New York State Senate, District 43 Conservative Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngKathleen Marchione 62.4% 580
Edward Gilbert 37.6% 350
Total Votes 930

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Kathleen Marchione is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Kathleen Marchione raised a total of $563,334 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 23, 2013.[12]

Kathleen Marchione's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 New York State Senate, District 43 Won $563,334
Grand Total Raised $563,334


Kathleen Marchione won election to the New York State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Kathleen Marchione raised a total of $563,334.


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In 2013, the 200th New York State Legislature, first annual session, was in session from January 9 to December 31. In 2014, the 200th New York State Legislature, second annual session, was in session from January 8 to June 19, 2014.[13]

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In 2014, Marchione's endorsements included the following:[14]

  • National Rifle Association (NRA)
  • New York State Rifle and Pistol Association (NYSRPA)
  • Police Conference of New York, Inc., (PCNY)
  • Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA)
  • Unshackle Upstate

  • American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME)
  • Public Employees Federation (PEF)
  • Police Benevolent Association of New York State (PBA of NYS)


Marchione and her husband Frank have two children and four grandchildren.[1]

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Preceded by
Roy McDonald (R)
New York State Senate District 43
Succeeded by