District One – City of Troy
Rensselaer County Legislator, Cynthia B. Doran, was re-elected to a third four-year term of office on November 2, 2022. She thanks the constituents in District 1 for continuing to trust her to represent the City of Troy’s concerns and future endeavors. Cindy serves on the Legislature’s Education, Health, and Budget and Rules Committees. Her primary goals are to work in a bipartisan manner to reduce taxes and stimulate economic development, as well as to promote the sustainability of small businesses and support local entrepreneurs. She is concerned about the health and welfare of all residents. As a mother and educator, Cindy will continue to advocate for children, teens, and working families.
Originally, from Malone, New York, Cindy has taught and lived in the City of Troy since 1981. She is proud to call Troy — a unique, vibrant, and historic city, “home”. Cindy understands that at its heart, Troy is a community of neighborhoods. She has lived in a number of neighborhoods and has been involved in moving them forward. She has served as a council member for Our Lady of Victory Parish and as an officer and a board member of two neighborhood associations — Linden Hills and the Bordaile Estates. She was an active member of the La Salle Institute Parents’ Club, while her son, Daniel, attended La Salle Institute — graduating in 2013. Presently, Cindy is a member of several professional and non-profit organizations, including the Seton Health Auxiliary, Rensselaer County Historical Society, Friends of Oakwood Cemetery, NAACP local branch, the Hudson Mohawk Industrial Gateway and the Rensselaer Land Trust. She is also a Rensselaer County Health Board member.
Cynthia Beane Doran graduated with high honors from the College of Saint Rose with a B.S. in Business/Secondary Education and a Minor in Mathematics. She holds a M.S. Degree in Advanced Classroom Teaching/Business Education from the University at Albany. For over 30 years, Cindy taught classes in college accounting, finance, business mathematics, economics, word processing, and career education at Troy High School, as well as courses for Hudson Valley Community College and Cornell University, some at work place sites. She taught with skill and professionalism, with the intent to prepare students for the workforce and/or college. Cindy supported her local teachers’ union and served as its secretary. She was selected to be a supervising teacher for Siena College students, who were training to be teachers; she was a mentor to first year teachers. Cindy has also been a substitute teacher in the Lansingburgh and Brunswick School Districts and has worked at Albany Medical College as an Administrative Support Assistant.
As a Rensselaer County Legislator, Cindy Doran is responsible and acts with integrity in her position. She is prepared to listen to Troy residents, to research and solve problems, to show up, stand up, and speak out at meetings on behalf of those who are treated unjustly. She is determined to make Rensselaer County and the City of Troy better places to live and work. Cindy brings enthusiasm, analytical skills, business and government experience, and passion to her Deputy Minority position. Please contact her at the Minority Office with any concerns, questions and comments.