Roy McDonald (politician)

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Roy J. McDonald (born 1947) is a Republican politician and member of the New York State Senate, representing the 43rd district (all of Rensselaer and part of Saratoga Counties). Before being elected to the Senate on November 4, 2008, he had served in the New York State Assembly since 2002, representing the 112th District. For 23 years, he was Town and County Supervisor for the Town of Wilton, New York and in 1986, served a term as Chairman of the Saratoga County Board of Supervisors. In 2011, Senator McDonald voted in favor of the Marriage Equality Act, contrary to his political party's traditional stance.

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  • You get to the point in your life where everything isn't black and white and good and bad, and you try to do the right thing. Now, you might not like that. You might think me very cynical about that. Well f--- it; I don’t care what you think.
    • Reported in Lucian McCarty, "Sen. Roy McDonald Comes to his decision on the same-sex marriage measure after careful consideration, remains firm in his support despite criticism", The Saratogian (June 2011).
    • This was on Senator McDonald's change of vote from a "no" in 2009 to a "yes" in 2011.
  • I'm tired of Republican-Democrat politics. I'm tired of blowhard radio people, blowhard television people, blowhard newspapers. They can take the job and shove it. I come from a blue collar background, and I am trying to do the right thing. And that's where I'm going with this.
    • Reported in Lucian McCarty, "Sen. Roy McDonald Comes to his decision on the same-sex marriage measure after careful consideration, remains firm in his support despite criticism", The Saratogian (June 2011).
    • On the subject of political parties and his blurring of the two.

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