|Preceded by Kate Murray|
Residence Merrick, New York
Political party Republican
Alma mater Columbia University
Name David McDonough
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David G. McDonough is an American politician. He was first elected to the New York State Assembly in a special election on February 12, 2002, and was re-elected to his eighth term in November 2014.
Assemblyman McDonough is the chairman of an Assembly Task Force on Public Safety and as such works 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. 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 Task Force on Family Violence.
Active in local civic affairs, 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, where 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 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.