|Member of the New York Senate|
from the 43rd district
|Assumed office |
January 1, 2019
|Preceded by||Kathy Marchione|
|Born||November 28, 1959|
|Residence||Halfmoon, New York|
|Alma mater||Lehigh University (B.A.)|
Penn State University (J.D.)
Daphne Jordan (born November 28, 1959) is a member of the New York State Senate, representing the 43rd district since her election in 2018. The district encompasses northern portions of the Hudson Valley as well as the eastern portions of the Capital Region. Jordan is a Republican. Prior to her Senate tenure, Jordan served as a member of the town council in Halfmoon, New York.
Jordan is a graduate of Penn State Dickinson School of Law (J.D.) and Lehigh University (B.A.). A resident of Halfmoon, New York, Jordan is married with two children. Jordan is a USA Swimming certified official.
Jordan served on the Halfmoon Planning Board from 2002 to 2005, and later served on the Halfmoon Zoning Board of Appeals from 2006 to 2014. In 2014, Jordan was elected to the Halfmoon Town Council. She was reelected in 2015. Jordan has also served as treasurer for the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library. Jordan worked as the Legislative Director and Senate Local Government Committee Director for her predecessor, Senator Kathy Marchione.
New York Senate
In 2018, Republican Senator Kathy Marchione announced that she would not seek reelection in Senate District 43 that fall. The announcement immediately put the seat into play as a competitive district. Following Marchione's retirement, Jordan announced that she would seek to succeed her. Jordan described herself as pro-life and pro-Second Amendment. She ran on a platform that she said would serve as a “check and balance to Governor Andrew Cuomo and the powerful New York City Democrats.” She also opposes “sanctuary cities” and “free college for illegal immigrants”. Aaron Gladd, a Democrat and the former deputy policy director for Andrew Cuomo, ran against Jordan. Although New York State Senate Democrats enjoyed a wave election in 2018, Jordan defeated Gladd by a margin of 67,377 votes to 59,615 votes.
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- Willard, Lucas. "Meet Aaron Gladd, Democratic Candidate For New York's 43rd Senate District". www.wamc.org. Retrieved February 6, 2019.
- "New York finds that 'blue wave' with state Senate landing in the hands of the Democrats". lohud.com.
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