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Roy McDonald
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New York Senate District 43
Former Member
In office
2009 - 2013
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 4, 2008
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
New York State Assembly
2002 - 2008
Associate'sHudson Valley Community College
Bachelor'sState University of New York
Master'sState University of New York
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army
Years of service1969 - 1972
Date of birthApril 12, 1947
Place of birthTroy, NY
Roy McDonald (b. April 12, 1947) is a former Republican member of the New York State Senate, representing District 43 from 2009 to 2013.

McDonald has served on the Saratoga County Board of Supervisors as Town and County Supervisor since 1979. In 2002, he was Chair of the Saratoga County Board of Supervisors. He then served in the New York Assembly from 2002 to 2008.


McDonald earned his A.A. from Hudson Valley Community College in 1967 and his B.A. and M.S. from the State University of New York, Oneonta, in 1969 and 1974, respectively. His professional experience includes working as Vice President for Cowen and Company, as Program Manager for International Business Machines Corporation, as Assistant Vice-President of Chemical Bank and as the Vice President of the Municipal Securities Group at Paine Webber Incorporated. He served as an Artillery Forward Observer in Vietnam in the United States Army from 1969 to 1972.[1]

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, McDonald served on these committees:


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, McDonald served on these committees:



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.[2][3]

McDonald could have ran as an Independence candidate in the general election, but announced on September 27 that he was endorsing Marchione.[4][5]

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.[6]

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

McDonald did not receive the endorsement of the Conservative Party due to his vote in favor of legalizing same-sex marriage.[7]


See also: New York State Senate elections, 2010

McDonald was unopposed in the Republican primary. He defeated Joanne Yepsen (D) in the November 2 general election.[8][9] He ran as a member of the Republican, Independence and Conservative party.

New York State Senate, General Election Results, District 43 (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Roy McDonald (R) 64,811
Joanne Yepsen (D) 46,542


See also: New York State Senate elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Roy McDonald won the election for New York State Senate, District 43 with 82,211 votes.[10][11]

McDonald raised $854,363 for his campaign.[12]

New York State Senate, District 43 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Roy McDonald (CON) 82,211
Michael Russo (D) 54,582

Campaign donors


Listed below are the largest contributors to McDonald's 2010 campaign.[13]


Listed below are the five largest contributors to Roy McDonald's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
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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Preceded by
New York State Senate District 43
Succeeded by
Kathleen A. Marchione (R)