Mike Kavanagh

Mike Kavanagh

for Ulster County District Attorney

Experienced Prosecutor, Strong Advocate for Families and Safety


As Ulster County’s Chief Assistant District Attorney, Mike Kavanagh successfully prosecuted some of the most dangerous criminals this county has ever known, including murderers, rapists and child abusers. He has been a prosecutor for nearly 20 years, and has a long record of success in high profile cases.

Preventing Domestic Violence

Kavanagh was instrumental in creating the Intimate Partner Violence Intervention pilot program. It employs an offender based, preventative approach to domestic violence by targeting abusers early on for prosecution and before the violence escalates.

Opioid Epidemic

He has made combating the opioid epidemic a priority. As a member of two opioid task forces, he has worked in conjunction with addiction treatment experts, community leaders and law enforcement personnel to educate the community and develop life-saving solutions to this crisis. 

Protecting Elderly Citizens

Recognizing that our most vulnerable citizens need to be a law enforcement priority. Kavanagh has been a Panelist of the Elder Abuse Task Force, providing information to seniors and their families about elder abuse, ageism and scams that target our seniors.

About Mike

  • 20 Years Experience as both a Prosecutor and Criminal Defense Attorney of serious felony cases
  • Ulster County Elder Abuse Task Force Former Executive Board Member
  • Ulster County Opioid Task Force Board Member
  • Countywide Opioid Task Force Board Member
  • Former Chief Prosecutor under District Attorney Holley Carnright
  • URGENT Task Force Former Supervisor
  • Ulster County Animal Abuse Bureau Board Member
  • Former Bureau Chief of the Conviction Integrity Unit

News & Events

Kavanagh for DA Interview with Rita Vanacore

Last week, Mike Kavanagh appeared on Planet Seniors with host Rita Vancore to discuss various issues related to his campaign. Here are some of the ...
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A Call for Volunteers

The Kavanagh for Ulster County District Attorney campaign needs your help to get an additional line on the ballot. All we need are for registered ...
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A Statement on the Kingston High School Cafeteria Attack

Last Wednesday, a 15-year old Kingston High School student was attacked and beaten by two other students. This assault was perpetrated in front of 300 ...
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