District One – City of Troy
Rensselaer County Legislator, Cynthia B. Doran, was elected to a full term of office on November 5, 2013. Previously, she had been elected to fill a one year vacancy on the Legislature. She thanks the constituents in District 1 for trusting her to represent the City of Troy’s concerns and future endeavors. She promises to continue to be a voice for all. Cindy serves on the Legislature’s Education, Health, and Environmental Committees. Her primary goal is to work in a bipartisan manner to reduce taxes and stimulate economic development. She will do her best to promote the sustainability of small businesses and to support local entrepreneurs. As a mother and educator, Cindy will continue to advocate for children, teens, and families.
Originally, from Malone, New York, Cindy has taught and lived in the City of Troy for over thirty years. 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 wishes to participate in solving issues central to all neighborhoods in the city. Cindy’s leadership and problem solving skills are proven. She has served as a council member of Our Lady of Victory Parish and as an officer and a board member of her neighborhood association, Linden Hills; she was an active member of the La Salle Institute Parents’ Club, while her son, Daniel, attended La Salle Institute. He graduated in 2013 from this exceptional Troy school, as did his father and grandfather before him. Cindy is a member of a number of professional and non-profit organizations, including the Seton Health Auxiliary, Rensselaer County Historical Association and the Hudson Mohawk Industrial Gateway.
Cindy 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 30 years, Cindy has 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 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 prepared to listen to Troy residents, to research and solve problems, and to make Rensselaer County and the City of Troy better places to live and work. She brings enthusiasm, analytical skills, experience, and energy to her position. Please contact her at the Minority Office with any concerns, questions and comments.