For Doug McCrory, giving back has always been a top priority. He was elected with the continued promise of continued accountability and accessibility as the State Senator for the 2nd Senate district in a special election in February, 2017 to represent parts of Bloomfield, Hartford and Windsor. He was first elected to the General Assembly in 2004 to represent the 7th House district, which he served for six full terms. Even before his service as a legislator, Doug has been committed to strengthening neighborhoods through education, development and civic engagement.
A vice principal for the Capitol Region Education Council (CREC), Doug has been an educator for over 20 years. Beginning as a teacher at Sarah J. Rawson Elementary School, he has also taught at and served as vice principal at Lewis Fox Middle School. Recognizing the importance of strong role models and education as the keys to positive development, Doug worked with fellow teacher Sadiq Ali to found the Benjamin E. Mays Institute, which emphasizes positive self-esteem through the use of a curriculum infused with African American history and themes.
Doug has also been involved in politics at the grassroots level, serving as a Democratic Town Committee member in the 7th District for several years. Recognizing the importance of participation among people of color in the political process, Doug has continuously encouraged young people to become engaged civically, to register and vote.
A scholarship basketball player at the University of Hartford, Doug has shared his love for the sport with young people by coaching for Hartford’s Northend Little League, the Hartford Hurricanes and the Boys & Girls Club. He believes in teaching children the value of academics combined with the physical discipline of sports. Doug graduated from the University of Hartford with a Master’s in Business Administration, after completing his Bachelor’s degree there. He also earned his Master’s Degree in Elementary Administration from Sacred Heart University and is a member of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity. Due to his strong will to better our community coupled with his academic and political success, Doug has been recognized and awarded for many accomplishments. He is a member of the Connecticut Black & Puerto Rican Caucus.
A Blue Hills resident and Hartford native, Doug lives with his wife Foye Smith, Hartford Judge of Probate Court, and their children.