Senator McDonald to address club this week

State Senator Roy McDonald (R) is scheduled to speak to the Southern Rensselaer Rotary Club this week on the current state of New York politics.

The dinner meeting will begin at 6:15 p.m. Thursday, October 27, at the Holiday Inn Express in North Greenbush, just off I-90. Senator McDonald will speak at 6:45.

The event is open to the media.

Senator McDonald is a true Rensselaer County man, born and raised in the Lansingburgh section of Troy.  He currently resides with his family in Saratoga County.

He graduated from the Lansingburgh Public School System and received an associate degree from Hudson Valley Community College. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from SUNY Oneonta. Both schools have honored him with Distinguished Alumni Awards.

A decorated veteran of the Vietnam War, Roy served as an artillery forward observer with the U. S. Army’s First Cavalry Division. He participated in numerous combat assaults on the South Vietnamese-Cambodian border, as well as in Cambodia itself. Roy is a member of the Saratoga VFW, Saratoga American Legion, Vietnam Veterans of America and the Lansingburgh Veterans Association.

He was elected to the 43rd Senate District in 2008. Prior to the Senate, he served as an Assemblyman for the 112th District. He had served in the Assembly since February 2002.

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