Douglas McCrory

Position
State Senator
District
2nd District: Bloomfield, Hartford, Windsor
Committees
Appropriations, Education, Higher Education and Employment Advancement, Legislative Management
Previous Positions
State Representative
Education
B.A., M.B.A., University of Hartford; M.E.A., Sacred Heart
Occupation
School administrator, Capitol Region Education Council
Public Financing
Yes
Doug McCrory, a Democrat, won a safe Democratic seat long held by Eric Coleman, who resigned to pursue an appointment to the bench. Because his victory came in a special election, he was spared a primary — the typical path to a legislative seat from Hartford.

He is a longtime educator whose resume includes helping found an all-male academy at Lewis Middle School in Hartford. In the General Assembly, he generally has voted with the Democratic majority with a notable exception in 2013, when he was one of a dozen House Democrats —and the only one from the state's largest cities — to vote against the gun-control law proposed in response to the school shooting in Newtown. He was the only House Democrat to vote against a bill requiring colleges and universities in Connecticut to use a standard of “affirmative consent” when developing policies on sexual assault.

In 2016, McCrory spoke out as a member of a state task force charged with boosting Connecticut’s ranks of minority teachers, saying he was disappointed by the State Department of Education for its rapid approval of a controversial teacher-training program.

McCrory lives in Hartford with his wife, Foye Smith, who was elected in 2016 as the state's first African-American probate judge. They have three children.
Election history
McCrory won a special election in 2017, succeeding Democrat Eric Coleman. He was previously elected to the House in 2004, defeating Annette Carter in a Democratic primary.
Most recent election
Douglas McCrory D 7034
Michael W. McDonald R 2401
Charles Jackson * 3
Aaron Romano * 310
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