Press Releases

Assemblyman McDonough Hosts Annual Assembly Summer Reading Program

Assemblyman Dave McDonough (R,C,I-Merrick) has announced the start of this year’s annual Summer Reading Challenge. The program aims to keep local students engaged in reading outside of the classroom during the summer. This year’s theme is “Imagine...

McDonough Sponsors Free Student Loan Workshop March 23

Assemblyman Dave McDonough (R,C,I-Merrick) announced today that he is sponsoring a free student loan workshop on Monday, March 23 at 7 p.m. at the Bellmore Memorial Library located at 2288 Bedford Ave. in Bellmore. The event will be hosted by Scott Ahrens...

McDonough Honors Local Reverend Nancy A. Rakoczy

Assemblyman Dave McDonough (R,C,I-Merrick) recently honored Rev. Nancy A. Rakoczy with an official Assembly Citation on the occasion of her installation as pastor of Saint John Lutheran Church in Bellmore. “Rev. Rakoczy is a tremendous person with...

McDonough Applauds Winthrop Elementary School for ‘Coats For Kids’ Donations

Assemblyman Dave McDonough (R,C,I-Merrick) stopped by Winthrop Elementary School this week to thank members of the Student Advisory Council for donating to his 2020 ‘Coats for Kids’ campaign. The students were joined by Principal Sally Curto...

McDonough Partners With Town of Hempstead for Puerto Rico Relief Drive

Assemblyman Dave McDonough (R,C,I-Merrick) is partnering with the Town of Hempstead to gather supplies to benefit the struggling American citizens in Puerto Rico following a series of devastating hurricanes last week. Items needed are: work gloves, baby...

McDonough Joins Crime Victims, Law Enforcement in Calling for Changes to New Bail Reform Laws

Assemblyman Dave McDonough (R,C,I-Merrick) joined family members of crime victims, legislative colleagues and members of law enforcement from around the state at a press conference today held by Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay (R,C,I,Ref-Pulaski)...

McDonough Announces Limousine Safety Package Passes Assembly

Ranking Minority member of the Transportation Committee, Assemblyman Dave McDonough (R,C,I-Merrick) announced today the passage of 10 bills that will protect patrons of limousines and improve industry standards in response to the devastating limo crash...

McDonough Issues Statement on Start of 2020 Legislative Session

“If last year’s session was any indication of what’s to come, Majority politicians will continue to advance a divisive and radical political agenda without concern for its grave fiscal and public safety consequences that threaten millions...

McDonough Warns of ‘A Not So Happy New Year’ as Suspected Criminals Set to be released

As the hustle and bustle of the holiday season and subsequent new year approach, Assemblyman Dave McDonough (R,C,I-Merrick) is warning constituents that it will be a not so happy new year unless lawmakers prevent dangerous criminal justice reforms from...

Assemblyman McDonough Announces Annual ‘Coats For Kids’ Campaign

Assemblyman Dave McDonough (R,C,I-Merrick) announced the kickoff of his 16th annual “Coats for Kids” campaign, which seeks the donation of clean and usable children’s and adult coats for people in need. Over the past 16 years, this campaign...

Assemblyman McDonough Honors Local Student for Completing Assembly Summer Reading Program

Assemblyman Dave McDonough (R,C,I-Merrick) congratulated Michael Grosso of Bellmore last week for successfully completing the Assembly's Summer Reading Program. The program aims to keep local students engaged in reading outside of the classroom during...

New License Plates Are Unfair Tax on New Yorkers

In response to Gov. Cuomo’s recently announced new tax to replace license plates over 10 years old, Assemblyman McDonough (R,C,I-Merrick) is demanding Gov. Cuomo rescind his latest tax proposal.Under the plan; an estimated 3 million New Yorker’s...

Assemblyman McDonough’s 15th Annual School Supply Collection Drive

Assemblyman David G. McDonough (R,C,I-Merrick) announced today that in association with the John Theissen Children’s Foundation he is once again seeking the donation of school supplies for the 2019-20 school year, which will then be distributed to...

McDonough Commemorates Independence Day

“Independence Day is our country’s most cherished tradition where we band together under a common theme to embrace American values and appreciate the freedom that our nation offers. During these seemingly divisive times, moments like these are...

McDonough Announces Free Youth Training Program at Nassau Community College

*Editor’s note: program fliers attached*Assemblyman Dave McDonough (R,C,I-Merrick) is encouraging local youths who are interested in non-traditional pathways to education and employment to register for and attend URGENT: YOUTH, a free career-training...

McDonough Opposes Driver’s Licenses for Illegals Passed by Assembly Majority

“This week’s vote was a disturbing first step in passing unpopular legislation that signals a dangerous message to society – breaking the law is met with rewards instead of consequences in New York. “This is a slap in the face to every...

McDonough Honored By LiveOnNY for His Organ Donation Advocacy

Karen Cummings, a Public & Professional Education Specialist for LiveOnNY, presented Assemblyman Dave McDonough (R,C,I-Merrick) with a plaque from LiveOnNY, thanking him for his organ donation advocacy.“LiveOnNY is a staple of our community as...

McDonough Recognizes Division Avenue Key Club for Generous Pet Food Drive Donations

Assemblyman Dave McDonough (R,C,I-Merrick) proudly recognized members of the Division Avenue High School Key Club for their large donation to his annual pet food drive which ran this past Spring.“I am pleased to recognize a wonderful group of students...

McDonough Honors American Heroes on Memorial Day

“For nearly 250 years, our country has had the great fortune of being protected by millions of selfless Americans prepared to give their lives in defense of our country. It is incumbent upon every American to pay tribute to all of those heroes on...

McDonough Introduces Local Constituent Attending West Point

Assemblyman Dave McDonough (R,C,I-Merrick) commemorated West Point Day at the state Assembly on Wednesday, May 1. McDonough was thrilled to be joined by and introduce his constituent and West Point Cadet, Matthew Montera, to the Assembly. This annual...