Vote for Mike Kavanagh for Ulster County District Attorney!
This is an important decision for an important job. When choosing an attorney, relevant experience and qualifications are what matter. With two decades of experience practicing criminal law as a prosecutor, defense attorney and civil litigator, I have the experience necessary to be the next District Attorney of Ulster County.
On the Issues
Experience Matters for Public Safety
As Ulster County’s Chief Assistant District Attorney, Mike 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.
Supporting a Holistic Approach to Mental Health
We must make sure that people get the help that they need. By working in harmony with partner agencies and non-profit organizations, Mike will ensure that the criminal justice system is doing its part in creating positive outcomes for individuals and the community as a whole.
Fighting the Opioid Epidemic
Mike 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 organizations like the RYAN House and Hope Rocks and law enforcement personnel to educate the community and develop life-saving solutions to this crisis.
Preventing Domestic Violence
Mike 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.
Protecting Elderly Citizens
Mike recognizes that our most vulnerable citizens need to be a law enforcement priority. He has served as a Panelist of the Elder Abuse Task Force, providing critical information to seniors and their families about elder abuse, ageism and scams that target our seniors.
Prioritizing School Safety
As a parent with children in our local public schools, Mike has spoken up for transparency and accountability in keeping our next generation safe. The public must have confidence in the criminal justice system’s relationship with our students, teachers and administrators
- 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
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