About Daphne Jordan
Republican, Conservative, Independence Party, Reform Party Republican, Conservative, Independence Party, Reform Party
Daphne Jordan was decisively elected in November of 2018 to serve and represent the New York State Senate’s 43rd District, which includes parts of Saratoga, Rensselaer and Washington counties and all of Columbia County.
Senator Jordan will honor our values, keep her promises and work to deliver real tax relief for hard-working families, support economic development to create more good-paying jobs and grow our economy, cut Albany’s wasteful government spending and job-killing red tape, oppose unfunded state mandates that drive up property taxes, support our first responders and honor our veterans. Daphne Jordan will fight every single day for a better New York State, one with more affordability, opportunity, and security for everyone.
Daphne Jordan started and ran two successful small businesses from scratch and employed 14 individuals. Daphne understands the challenges private sector job creators face and will be a true champion for policies to help small businesses that employ over half of all New Yorkers.
Prior to her election to the New York State Senate, Daphne Jordan served as a member of the Halfmoon Town Board. Councilwoman Jordan preserved and protected resident’s special quality of life, and ensured that the Town remained a great place for families. Daphne helped grow the Town’s General Fund balance from $70,000 to almost $4 million, attracted new businesses, expanded recreational trails and open spaces and was part of the effort to create a Veterans Memorial. In recognition of her many successes and dedicated service, Councilwoman Jordan was overwhelmingly elected to the Halfmoon Town Board in 2014 and was re-elected in 2015 with no opposition.
Daphne Jordan enters the Senate with a wealth of proven, practical experience. She served as Legislative Director and Senate Local Government Committee Director to former State Senator Kathy Marchione. Daphne developed smart public policies that reduced costs for senior citizens and middle-class families, helped and honored military veterans and addressed the heroin and opioid crisis. Daphne also worked closely with local governments on their home rule legislation and advanced a successful public policy agenda that created 74 new state laws.
Daphne volunteered her time, talents, experience and expertise serving as a Trustee, member of the Executive Committee and as Treasurer for the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library. In these capacities, Daphne oversaw and managed a $3 million operating budget and $15 million construction budget for the new library which was completed on budget. In addition, she developed the first template for the library’s five-year budget plan and served as liaison to facilitate and procure a $408,000 grant for a Green and LEED Certified Library.
A USA Certified Swim Official, Daphne is a proud swim mom and supporter of the Shenendehowa Men’s Swimming and Diving Team and the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Piranhas.
Daphne is a graduate of Penn State Dickinson School of Law where she earned her Juris Doctorate Degree, and also Lehigh University, where she received her Bachelor of Arts Degree, graduating with a series of academic honors and recognition.
Senator Jordan resides in the Town of Halfmoon with her husband Phil and their sons Lane (25) and James (17).