About Daphne Jordan
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Daphne Jordan was re-elected in November of 2020 to continue serving, representing, and delivering real results for residents of the New York State Senate’s 43rd District, which includes parts of Saratoga, Rensselaer, and Washington counties, and all of Columbia County.
Senator Jordan is a strong, outspoken, and fearless voice for taxpayers, leading the fight for a better New York State, one with more affordability, opportunity, and security for everyone. Senator Jordan has delivered real tax relief for hard-working families, advocated for economic development to create good-paying jobs, and grow New York’s economy, cut Albany’s wasteful government spending and job-killing red tape, opposed unfunded state mandates that drive up local property taxes, supported first responders, and honored military veterans. Senator Jordan has stood strong for the rule of law and proudly stands with the courageous men and women of law enforcement.
Senator Jordan was recognized for her perfect voting record – earning a 100 percent rating, one of only three State Senators to earn the impressive distinction – by the Conservative Party of New York State.
Senator Jordan serves as the Ranking Republican Member on the Senate’s Racing, Gaming and Wagering Committee, the State-Native American Relations Committee, the Libraries Committee, and the Women’s Issues Committee, respectively. Senator Jordan also serves on the Senate Agriculture Committee, the Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee, the Procurements and Contracts Committee, and is a member of the Legislative Women’s Caucus.
A proactive, innovative, and thoughtful legislator, Senator Jordan has sponsored 6 new state laws, co-sponsored 32 new state laws, and had 125 of her cosponsored bills pass the State Senate.
Prior to her election to the New York State Senate in the fall of 2018, Senator Jordan started two successful small businesses from scratch, employing 14 individuals. As a proven job creator, Senator Jordan understands the serious challenges facing small businesses and is a recognized pro-business champion within the New York State Legislature.
Before her election to the New York State Senate, Daphne Jordan also served as a member of the Halfmoon Town Board. As Town Councilwoman, she preserved and protected resident’s special quality of life, and ensured that Halfmoon remained a great place for families by growing the Town’s General Fund balance from $70,000 to almost $4 million, attracting new businesses, expanding recreational trails, and open spaces, and creating a Veteran’s Memorial. In recognition of her many successes and dedicated service, Councilwoman Jordan was overwhelmingly elected to the Halfmoon Town Board in 2014 and re-elected in 2015 with no opposition.
Senator Jordan volunteered her time and talents serving as a Trustee, Member of the Executive Committee, and Treasurer for the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library. In these capacities, Senator Jordan successfully managed a $3 million operating budget and $15 million construction budget for the new library that was completed on budget. Also, 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. Senator Jordan currently serves as a Director of the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Library Foundation.
Senator Jordan graduated from Lehigh University in 1981, earning her B.A. in Government and English, and graduated from Penn State Dickinson School of Law in 1984, earning her Juris Doctor Degree. A USA Certified Swim Official, Senator Jordan is a proud, long-time “swim mom.” Senator Jordan resides in the Town of Halfmoon with her husband Phil and has two sons, Lane (27), and James (20).