|New York Senate District 43|
|2009 - 2013|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 4, 2008|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|2002 - 2008|
|Bachelor's||State University of New York|
|Associate's||Hudson Valley Community College|
|Master's||State University of New York|
|Birthday||April 12, 1947|
|Place of birth||Troy, NY|
McDonald has worked as Vice President for Cowen and Company. He has also worked as Program Manager for International Business Machines Corporation. He has been Assistant Vice-President of Chemical Bank as well. From 1969 to 1972 he served in the United States Army as Artillery Forward Observer in Vietnam. He was then a Trainee and Associate at Marine Midland Bank in 1972. He is currently Vice President of the Municipal Securities Group at Paine Webber Incorporated.
McDonald earned his AA from Hudson Valley Community College in 1967. He went on to receive his B.A. and MS from the State University of New York, Oneonta, in 1969 and 1974, respectively.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, McDonald served on these committees:
- Alcoholism and Drug Abuse
- Commerce, Economic Development and Small Business
- Local Government
- Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Chair
- Racing, Gaming and Wagering
- Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, McDonald served on these committees:
- Children and Families Committee, New York State Senate
- Insurance Committee, New York State Senate
- Labor Committee, New York State Senate
- Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Committee, New York State Senate
- Racing, Gaming and Wagering Committee, New York State Senate
- Social Services Committee, New York State Senate
- Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee, New York State Senate
- See also: New York State Senate elections, 2012
McDonald ran in the 2012 election for New York State Senate District 43. He lost to Kathleen A. Marchione in the Republican primary on September 13, 2012. According to unofficial results Marchione led by a small margin. The race came down to absentee ballots. McDonald lost by less than 150 votes.
Robin Andrews ran unopposed in the Democratic primary. Marchione and Edward J. Gilbert ran in the Conservative Party primary. Marchione defeated Andrews and McDonald in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
|New York State Senate, District 43, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Kathleen A. Marchione||47.2%||60,856|
|New York State Senate, District 43 Republican Primary, 2012|
|Roy McDonald Incumbent||49.7%||7,240|
|New York State Senate, General Election Results, District 43 (2010)|
|Roy McDonald (R)||64,811|
|Joanne Yepsen (D)||46,542|
On November 4, 2008 Roy McDonald won the election for New York State Senate, District 43 with 82,211 votes.
McDonald raised $854,363 for his campaign.
|New York State Senate, District 43 (2008)|
|Roy McDonald (CON)||82,211|
|Michael Russo (D)||54,582|
Listed below are the largest contributors to McDonald's 2010 campaign.
|New York State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Roy McDonald's campaign in 2010|
|Rent Stabilization Association||$9,900|
|Neighborhood Preservation Political Action Fund||$9,500|
|New York State United Teachers||$9,500|
|Total Raised in 2010||$413,201|
Listed below are the five largest contributors to Roy McDonald's 2008 campaign.
|Senate Republican Campaign CMTE of New York||$511,170|
|CMTE to Elect McDonald to the Assembly||$16,216|
|Friends for the Election of Dean Skelos||$15,500|
|W. P. Dake||$10,000|
|CMTE to Re-elect Senator Joseph Bruno||$9,500|
McDonald and his wife, Angela, have three children.
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- Official New York State Senate website
- Project Vote Smart biography
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002
- Roy McDonald on Facebook
- Times Union, "McDonald-Marchione a squeaker," September 14, 2012
- Chicago Tribune "NY state senator loses election after backing gay marriage," September 25, 2012
- Timesunion.com "McDonald facing uncertain path," Accessed September 17, 2012
- Capitol Confidential "McDonald drops out, says he’ll support Marchione," Accessed September 27, 2012
- State of New York, State Board of Elections, "Candidate Petition List, retrieved August 9, 2012.
- New York Times, "When Is a Flip Not a Flop?," April 11, 2012
- New York Times, "NY state legislative election results," accessed February 11, 2014
- 2008 Follow the Money's report on Roy's 2008 campaign contributions
- Follow the Money "McDonald's 2010 Campaign contributions
|New York State Senate District 43
| Succeeded by|
Kathleen A. Marchione (R)