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Statement From Assemblymember John T. McDonald III, RPH on Norlite Temporarily Shutting Down Core Operations at Their Cohoes Facility

“The news announced by Norlite to temporarily shut down its core operations should not come as a surprise to anyone. As one who has worked with the community, the regulator NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and Norlite for the last...

Post 2023 New York State Budget and Legislative Session

This year the Legislature passed a $229 billion budget, and I took on a new role as Chair of the NYS Assembly Governmental Operations Committee. To say it was a busy year is an understatement. Out of the 96 bills that I sponsored this year, 22 bills passed...

Assemblymember John T. McDonald III Statement Regarding Governor Cuomo

"The public trust is fundamental when elected to public office. While there can be differences of opinion as to approach in accomplishing the will of those we represent, the people who elect us rightfully expect integrity and for us to be held to a higher...

Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by Words and Actions

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was a visionary, a global figure and an icon whose ideas have influenced people for generations since his untimely death. Dr. King dedicated his life to unifying people of all backgrounds and actualizing his dream of a nation...

McDonald Stormwater Grant Program Included in State Budget

Assemblymember McDonald today announced that a new stormwater grant program to help municipalities fund expensive stormwater projects has been included in the adopted the state budget. The stormwater grant program was proposed by McDonald and Assemblyman...

Senator Neil Breslin and Assemblymember John McDonald Highlight Legislation to Prohibit the Incineration of Firefighting Foam to Protect Public Health and Safety

Albany, NY – Senator Neil Breslin and Assemblymember John T. McDonald III have introduced legislation (A.9952/S.7880) to prohibit the incineration of firefighting foam containing per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). Despite the fact that the...
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Welcome Letter

Welcome to our New York State Assembly page for the 108th Assembly District.

Our hope is that this page can be a resource for you and your family to keep updated on what is happening in the NYS Assembly and how best to navigate state programs and systems.

As a Cohoes native, I have a long history with our area and do my best to stay connected to the people who live here. I am honored to represent diverse citizens of the five cities, two towns, and three villages in the three counties that comprise this district.I use this page to let you know my legislative priorities and the issues that the 108th district has shown me are important. Our common goal is to pass laws designed to build a stronger, healthier, and more vibrant New York. My focus is on what I know best: local government, healthcare, and small business; as well as working on the issues that affect households across our state including taxes, jobs, education, and healthcare.

Please feel free to contact my office by phone at 518-455-4474 or email me directly at with concerns, legislation you support or oppose, or ideas to help make our community stronger. This site is updated frequently, so please visit to keep yourself up to date on various issues, news and legislative hearings. Thank you for visiting!

John T. McDonald III
Member of Assembly
108th District