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Jeff McDonald Resigns from Schenectady County Legislature

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Resignation Effective May 19

Schenectady County Legislator Jeff McDonald has announced that he will resign from the Legislature effective May 19, 2023. Legislator McDonald was first elected to represent District 2 in the City of Schenectady in 2007, and was sworn in on January 1, of 2008 as one of the youngest county legislators in recent history at the time. He is currently the Vice-Chair of the Legislature and serves on the Rules and Ways & Means committees. He previously served on the City of Schenectady Industrial Development Agency, is a founding member of the Capital Region Land Bank, and served as the President of Discover Schenectady.

Pursuant to the County Charter a special meeting must be called within 45 days of a vacancy occurring. During the special meeting the full legislature takes nominations and then votes to appoint someone to fill the vacancy.

“On behalf of my colleagues I would like to express our gratitude to Legislator McDonald for his unwavering dedication and years of service on the Schenectady County Legislature,” said Anthony Jasenski, Chair of the Schenectady County Legislature. “His leadership, integrity, and tireless efforts have made a significant impact on our residents and community, and he will be truly missed.”

“While I have been proud to serve the community on the Schenectady County Legislature, unfortunately, the demands of my business have become too great for me to continue in this role,” said County Legislator Jeff McDonald. “It has been an honor to serve the residents of District 2 over the last 15 years and to be part of a team that has helped transform Schenectady into the vibrant community it is today.”