David B. Donaldson

2014 - 2015, 2019, Vice Chair, Ulster County Legislature

2019, Chairman, Laws & Rules, Governmental Services Committee

2016-2017, 2018, Deputy Chairman, Laws and Rules, Governmental Services Committee

2010 - 2013, 2016-2017, Deputy Chairman, Legislative Programs, Education and Community Services Committee

2014 - 2015, 2018, Chairman, Legislative Programs, Education and Community Services Committee

2012 - 2013, 2004-2005, Minority Leader

2006 - 2009, Chairman, Ulster County Legislature

2008, Co-Chairman, Labor Relations and Negotiations Committee

2000 - 2001, Deputy Chairman, General Services Committee

Legislator,
District No. 6 - City of Kingston

Contact Information

Where: 
148 Henry Street,
Kingston, NY 12401
Phone: 
(845) 399-8709
Home Phone: 
(845) 331-8985

Legislative Information

Party Affiliation: 
Democrat
Working Families

Background -+

Government

Legislator David Donaldson began serving on the Ulster County Legislature since 1994. He served four years as Chairman, two as Vice Chairman and was elected Minority Leader twice. He also served as the Legislative representative to the Ulster County Jury Board. Legislator Donaldson's goal has been “to make a difference where a difference is needed.” His character trademark of tenacity makes him an outspoken leader representing the constituents of City of Kingston’s Wards 2, 5, and 9.

He has been recognized by numerous non-partisan organizations for his tireless work to help others as well as his constant push for good government initiatives (See Memberships & Awards). Dave has repeatedly demonstrated his ability to work with anyone willing to be part of a progressive agenda of government reform, the right economic growth, protection of our beautiful area, effective programs for youth and the elderly, along with enhanced collaboration with the City of Kingston and Ulster County.

Dave works toward a “better government at a better price” by initiating, sponsoring and ensuring reformed fiscal management of County government, sustaining budgets below inflationary rates, maintaining and improving transparency and improved services through consolidations and efficiencies.

Dave served as an Alderman in the City of Kingston prior to joining the County Legislature. As an alderman he initiated a City Charter change as well as creating policies that and helped bring about the Revitalization of the Rondout Area of Kingston. He continues to work with City Leaders, regardless of party or other affiliations, for the betterment of the City of Kingston.

Dave taught Government and Economics at FDR High School in Hyde Park for 20 years before retiring. Prior to teaching, Dave was a Foreman and Inspector for Conrail Railroad.

He began his college education at SUNY Ulster and went on to receive his Bachelors in Political Science and Master in History/Education from SUNY New Paltz.

Memberships & Awards

  • SUNY ULSTER 2008 Alumni of the Year Award.*
  • Southern Poverty Law Center – Teaching Tolerance Award
  • Times Herald Record Cheers Award for Good Gov't Resolutions
  • ASK Award for Promoting Diversity in the Arts & Humanities
  • Member of The Ancient Order of Hibernians
  • Member of Sons of the American Legion
  • Elks Club Member
  • League of Women Voters

Terms Served

2014-2015, 2016-2017, 2018-2019

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2019 Votes

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Tue, Nov 20, 2018 Vote to Adopt Resolution No. 431
Tue, Nov 20, 2018 Vote to Adopt Resolution No. 432
Tue, Nov 20, 2018 Vote to Adopt Resolution No. 433
Tue, Nov 20, 2018 Vote to Adopt Resolution No. 434
Tue, Nov 20, 2018 Vote to Adopt Resolution No. 435
Tue, Nov 20, 2018 Vote to Adopt Resolution No. 437
Tue, Nov 20, 2018 Vote to Adopt Resolution No. 438
Tue, Nov 20, 2018 Vote to Adopt Resolution No. 441
Tue, Nov 20, 2018 Vote to Adopt Resolution No. 443
Tue, Nov 20, 2018 Vote to Adopt Resolution No. 444

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