Andrew McDonald

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Andrew McDonald
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Retired office holder
Former member
PartyDemocratic
Prior offices
Connecticut State Senate District 27
2003 - 2011
Personal
ProfessionAttorney
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Andrew J. McDonald was a Democratic member of the Connecticut State Senate, representing District 27. He joined the Connecticut State Senate in 2003 and served in that position until 2011. In 2011, resigned to serve as governor Dan Malloy's chief counsel.[1] A special election will be held February 22 to elect a replacement.[2] Prior to leaving the senate, he served as Senate Deputy Majority Leader.

McDonald was on the Stamford Board of Representatives from the Cove from 1993 to 1995.

He earned his B.A. in Government from Cornell University. He went on to receive his J.D. from the University of Connecticut School of Law.

McDonald was Managing Editor for the Connecticut Journal of International Law. He worked as Director of Legal Affairs for the City of Stamford from 1999 to 2002. He also worked as Corporation Counsel for the City of Stamford during this time. He is currently Litigation Partner for Pullman and Comley, Limited Liability Company.

Committee assignments

Prior to leaving the senate, McDonald served on the following committees:

Elections

2010

See also: Connecticut State Senate elections, 2010

McDonald ran for re-election to the 27th District seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. He defeated Bob Kolenberg (R) in the November 2 general election.

Connecticut State Senate, District 27 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Andrew McDonald (D) 14,750
Bob Kolenberg (R) 10,321

2008

On November 4, 2008, McDonald won re-election to the 27th District Seat in the Connecticut State Senate unopposed.[3]

Connecticut State Senate, District 27 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Andrew McDonald (D) 25,946
David Bedell (Write-in) 5

Campaign donors

In 2008, McDonald collected $40,168 in donations.[4]

His five largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Public Fund $23,080
Andrew McDonald $1,000
Alan Pickel $300
Philip Berns $125
Eugene Waggaman $100

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Connecticut State Senate - District 27
2003–2011
Succeeded by
Carlo Leone (D)