Welcome Letter

Welcome to my New York State Assembly web page.

You can use this page to easily access information about the work I do both in Albany and at home to pass laws designed to build a stronger, healthier and more vibrant New York.

You can contact me with issues of concern, legislation you support or oppose, or ideas to help make our community stronger, healthier and safer.

In addition, you can use the entire Assembly web site as a great way to stay apprised of new legislation that impacts our state as well as the Assembly District. I encourage you to visit this site often to keep yourself up to date on various issues, news and legislative hearings. Thank you for visiting.


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Governor’s Common Core Task Force Ignores Those On Front Lines Of Education

“Governor Cuomo’s newly-constructed Common Core task force is being blindly led by many of the same individuals who fully supported the standards in the beginning and continued to force them on our schools despite the cries from parents, teachers...

September 29, 2015
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Victory For Parents, Students, Educators As Gov. Cuomo Finally Breaks On Common Core

“It appears that Gov. Cuomo has finally come to understand the anguish and hardship experienced by our educators and students and decided to re-evaluate the standards, but this should have been done years ago. I am pleased to see that Gov. Cuomo has...

September 3, 2015
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McDonough: Do Not Penalize Good Teachers, Value-Added Measurement Seriously Flawed

Assemblyman Dave McDonough (R,C,I-Merrick) criticized New York State’s method of value-added modeling that has led to at least one highly-respected Long Island teacher taking her case to court after being rated “ineffective” by the faulty evaluation...

August 14, 2015
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McDonough: Donate Blood, Save A Life

Assemblyman Dave McDonough (R,C,I-Merrick) today announced he will host a blood drive on August 20 in conjunction with New York Blood Services. The blood drive will take place from 1:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Town of Hempstead at the Merrick Road...

August 3, 2015
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McDonough: Help A Child Learn And Succeed, Donate School Supplies

Assemblyman Dave McDonough (R,C,I-Merrick) announced the return of his annual school supplies drive. McDonough is proud to once again sponsor this event as a way to help Long Island families in difficult financial situations. As a longtime proponent...

July 10, 2015
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