Office of the Albany County Legislature

Merton D. Simpson (D)

Merton Simpson, Jr., 2nd Legislative District

Albany County Legislative District 2

112 State Street, Room 700
Albany, NY 12207
Phone: (518) 447-7117
Email: Merton.Simpson@albanycounty.com

Committee Assignments: Civic Center, Public Works and Health

Merton Simpson, Jr. is serving his first term in the Albany County Legislature as the representative of the residents of the 2nd Legislative District. The Legislative District is contained wholly in the City of Albany.

Merton is a Human Resources Management Specialist and holds certifications in Mediation, EEOC Workplace Discrimination; MTI Managing Workplace Conflict; Mediation Matters Community Mediation; Custody and Visitation and Advanced Land Use Disputes.

He played the lead role in developing many of the major HR components for New York State's workforce including: The Diversity Program; The Numerical Goals and Timetables Program; The Utilization Analysis Report; The Discrimination Complaint Procedure; Model Affirmative Action Plan; Internal Agency Auditing and Reporting Systems; and The Affirmative Action Annual Report.

Merton earned his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Public Administration degrees from Long Island University, C.W. Post College in Greenvale, NY; however, he is a longtime resident of the City of Albany.

Merton and his wife, Joyce, are the parents of four adult children.