David McDonough

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David G. McDonough
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Member of the New York State Assembly
from the 14th district
Incumbent
Assumed office
2002
Preceded by Kate Murray
Personal details
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Carolyn[1]
Children three[1]
Residence Merrick, New York[1]
Alma mater Columbia University[1]
Profession State Representative
Website Official website

David G. McDonough represents District 14 in the New York State Assembly, which comprises Merrick, Bellmore, Seaford, Wantagh and parts of Levittown communities located within Nassau County, New York. Elected to the State Assembly in a Special Election held Tuesday, February 12, 2002 and was re-elected to his seventh term in November of 2012.

Assemblyman McDonough is the Chairman of an Assembly Task Force on Public Safety and as such is working with various agencies including the United States Department of Homeland Security, FBI, Secret Service, police and law enforcement and the courts, volunteer firefighters and emergency services, veterans and military personnel, sex offender watch and workforce issues in the correctional services. He is an Associate Board Member of the New York State chapter of InfraGard, an FBI Public-Private Partnership. Assemblyman McDonough is the Ranking Member on the Assembly Transportation Committee and in addition, serves on the Health, Education, Veterans Affairs and Consumer Affairs Committees. He is also a member of the Nassau County Executive’s Task Force on Family Violence.

Active in local civic affairs, Assemblyman McDonough is a Past President of the Nassau County Council of Chambers of Commerce, representing 50 chambers and over 6,000 small businesses. Prior to that, from 1994 to 1998, Dave served four terms as President of the Merrick Chamber of Commerce. As President he was responsible for a 35 percent growth in membership and the development of several business community projects including annual street festivals and the addition of holiday lighting in the business community. He was an original member of the Development Committee for the Merrick Downtown Revitalization Project serving as coordinator of that program to enhance the downtown business area of Merrick and was at the forefront in the design and implementation of the programs various components. In addition, he was responsible for developing a four screen movie theater in the Downtown Merrick area.

He was a founding member of the Bellmore-Merrick Community Wellness Council, an organization working with various community, business and religious organizations to help prevent substance abuse and improve the quality of life for families and individuals. Assemblyman McDonough has been a member of the Kiwanis Club of Merrick for over 30 years, and served as its Distinguished President in 1989-90 and also served as the divisional educational chairman as well as chairman of the NY District Kiwanis Club Officer Training Program.

The Assemblyman served in the United States Coast Guard and the United States Air Force and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Columbia University. He also graduated from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.

He and his wife, Carolyn, live in Merrick and have three children, David Jr., Susan and Scott and four grandchildren.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "David G. McDonough: Biography". New York State Assembly. Retrieved March 13, 2011. 

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New York Assembly
Preceded by
Kate Murray
New York State Assembly, 19th District
2002–present
Incumbent