New York State Senator Kathleen A. Marchione was elected in the fall of 2012 to represent families of the 43rd Senate District which includes parts of Rensselaer, Saratoga and Washington Counties, and all of Columbia County.  Senator Marchione’s legislative agenda includes stopping Albany’s unfunded mandates, reducing taxes and fees on hard-working families, and cutting job-killing regulations on small businesses so they can grow and create more jobs.  Senator Marchione will focus on delivering high-quality customer service to constituents across the 43rd Senate District, keep her promises and stand up for what is right.

Kathy is the former County Clerk of Saratoga County and is serving her 33rd year of public service, winning her first election as Halfmoon Town Clerk at age 25 and thereafter serving as Halfmoon Town Supervisor before being elected as Saratoga County Clerk in 1997. Serving in her capacity as Saratoga County Clerk, she oversaw all land and deed records as well as being the Clerk of the Supreme and County Courts; was responsible for processing over $72,000,000 in transactions as well as overseeing a $3.5 million dollar budget, the supervision of 56 employees and the operation of three motor vehicle branches within Saratoga County. Her department was also responsible for grant writing for all record management projects and within her tenure as County Clerk received over $970,000 in record management grants.

In 2007 Kathy served as the President of the New York State Association of County Clerks. She is a former Advisory Board Member for Leadership Saratoga where she served for fourteen years. She was a long term member and former Chairwoman of the Capital District Regional District Planning Commission. After serving as the Chair of the New York State Regional Records Advisory Committee (10 County Region) for over 10 years, Kathy was appointed to the prestigious New York State Local Government Records Committee. She is a 25+ member of the Temple Baptist Church. She is the Church’s former Drama Director, Greeting Coordinator and has had the opportunity of being a student of sign language through the Deaf Ministry. Kathy has served in various town political positions that include Vice Chairman of the Saratoga County Republican Committee, Chairman of the Halfmoon Republican Committee, President of the Halfmoon Republican Club, a 25 year member of the Women’s Republican Club of Saratoga County and is a long time member of the Saratoga County Chairman’s Club.

In 2010, she was selected as the “Woman of Distinction” by Senator Roy McDonald. She is a four time recipient of the Annual Achievement Award for Service to the Association of County Clerks and in 2008 was selected as Clerk of the Year. In 2006 Saratoga County was chosen from over 4000 candidates statewide as the 2006 recipient of the William H. Kelly Archives Award for Excellence in Local Government Archival Program Development, which directly commended Marchione for her work on behalf of Saratoga County. In 2007 she was the recipient of the New York Association of Local Government Records Officers’ Wheeler B. Melius Award. The Wheeler B. Melius Award is the highest distinction that a records management professional can receive. It is given for outstanding service to the record management community in NYS as well as for outstanding records management programs. In 2008 she was selected as “Conservative of the Year” by the Saratoga County Conservative Party and received the Clifton Park Republican Committee’s “Chairman’s Award”.

Kathy is married to Frank Marchione and is the mother of two grown children, Johnathan (Michelle) and Michael (Andree) Hickok, stepmother to Bobbie Marchione and grandmother to Noah, Eli, Jacob and Riley!