Meet Gary

Gary R. McCarthy assumed the role of Acting Mayor of the City of Schenectady in April 2011, bringing with him more than three decades of experience in government, and a reputation as a hands-on, accessible, public servant who believes that government can be a force for positive change in the lives of its residents. He was elected to a full four-year term as Mayor in November 2011 and was re-elected in 2015. Read More ->



  • City of Schenectady Democratic Party

  • Schenectady County Democratic Party

Elected Leaders

  • NYS Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara

  • NYS Assemblyman Phil Steck

  • Schenectady County Chair Tony Jasenksi

Community Leaders

  • Madelyn Thorne, Executive Director, Schenectady County Habitat

  •  Dr. Margaret King, SUNY Schenectady Board of Trustees

  •  Jeff Stark, President Greater Capital Region Building & Construction Trades Council 

  • Barry Griggs, HOMES partner


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