Elected to represent the 14th District of the State Assembly in 2002, David McDonough has been a long-time proponent of improving the health of New York’s communities and ecosystems.
His membership on a number of key committees, such as the Committee on Consumer Affairs and Protection, the Committee on Health, and the Subcommittee on Child Product Safety, have put him in excellent position to advance legislation that discloses potentially dangerous chemicals in children’s products, creates transparency in a state plan to fund mass transit, and lowers the definition of elevated blood lead levels to expand medical treatment. In addition to supporting bills that promote all of these initiatives, McDonough has further signed onto programs that protect Suffolk County farmland and mandate chain pharmacies to participate in drug take-back programs. He has voted in favor of a number of incentives that promote renewable energy, including biofuel home heating oil in Nassau, Suffolk, and Westchester, reduced rates for off-peak electric vehicle charging, and extended funding options for geothermal energy systems. His voting record earned him an 81% on the 2017 NYLCV Environmental Scorecard.
McDonough is dedicated to protecting clean air and water and ensuring adequate funding for the environment. He has shown his commitment to being an environmental ally and will continue to uphold policies that encourage green energy and jobs throughout New York State.