The Committee to Elect Michael Kavanagh offers the following list of Endorsements to the voters of Ulster County, to offer an insight into the qualifications of the two men running for Ulster County District Attorney. We feel that the men and woman who have worked hand in hand with the District Attorney’s office are uniquely positioned to determine who would best serve as our next District Attorney.
Det. Sgt. Ulster County Sheriff.
Special Agent FBI. R Former Ulster County Jail Superintendent.
Captain, New York State Police Zone 3 Commander. Retired
Detective Sergeant, Kingston Police Department. Retired.
Robert McCrindle, Jr.
Detective Sergeant, Town of Ulster Police Dept. Retired.
Lt. Colonel, New York State Police. Retired.
Chief of Police, Kingston Police Department. Retired.
New York State Police Major, Troop F. Retired.
Deputy Sergeant, Acting Chief Saugerties Police Dept. Retired.
Paul Van Blarcum
Former Ulster County Sheriff
Chief of Police, New Paltz Police Department. Retired.
Investigator, New York State Police. Retired.
Zone Sergeant, New York State Police. Retired.
Sergeant, Kingston Police Department. Retired.
Lt. BCI, New York State Police. Retired.
Poughkeepsie Police Department. Retired.
Former Ulster County Public Defender.
Undersheriff Ulster County Sheriff Department, URGENT Task Force. Retired.
New York State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation. Retired
Police Chief of the Town of Woodstock Police Department. Retired
Retired Corporation Counsel, City of Kingston
Lt. Kingston Police Department. Retired.
Sergeant, New Paltz Police Department. Retired.
Former Ulster County Chief Assistant District Attorney.
Det. Kingston Police Department. Retired.
Former NYS Police Sr. Investigator Bureau of Criminal Investigations – Greene County Sheriff
Major Troop F New York State Police, Retired.
Detective Saugerties Police Department, Retired.
Former Orange County Undersheriff—Capt Ellenville Police Department
Lt. Town of Ulster Police Department – Retired.
New York State Police Major / Staff Inspector – Retired.
Sr. Investigator, Criminal Bureau NYSP Retired.
Former Chief of Police Town of Lloyd Police Department.
Hon. Ronald E. Keilor, Jr.
Former Town of Rochester Justice – New York State Police Sr. Investigator – Retired.
New York State Police Investigator – Retired.
Hon. Paul L. Gruner
Retired, Ulster County Public Defender
NYSP Station Commander, Retired Town of Lloyd Police Chief, and Retired Town of Rosendale Police Chief.
Sergeant NYSP Retired
Who are the people who offer these endorsements? They live in our community. Their children go to school with your children. Their spouses work in your schools and your hospitals. In these endorsements they are neither Democrats nor Republicans. Their lives and yours are woven together to form the tapestry of our community. Like you, their paramount concern is the safety of our children and our families, in our schools, our homes and on our streets. Their only goal in voicing their endorsements for Michael Kavanagh – to elect a District Attorney who can get the job done.
…“ As the District Attorney, one must lead the agency by example, maintain accountability for the agency, and provide a team dedicated to our communities. It is based upon these traits … that the Police Chiefs of Ulster County are endorsing Michael Kavanagh to represent the people of Ulster County as our District Attorney”
Ulster County Deputy Sheriffs’ Police Benevolent Association, June 10, 2023:
… “ Our members believe that you possess the essential skills and qualities to be an effective District Attorney.”
Town of Woodstock, PBA, May 24, 2023:
… “ We know that as a Prosecutor Public Safety is paramount to you and feel that you will oversee the office with comprehensiveness and fairness.”
… “ You are steadfast in your commitment to promoting Justice for victims and helping deter violent crime.”
Marlborough Town Police Benevolent Association, June 8, 2023:
Town of Saugerties Police Benevolent Association, August 19, 2023
Town of Lloyd Police Benevolent Association, September 21, 2023
Ulster County Sheriffs’ Employee’s Association, April 19th, 2023:
…“we fully trust that your election to this office would benefit the people of Ulster County…”
Town of Plattekill PBA, May 16, 2023:
…“ we are confident in your ability to lead the District Attorney’s Office and we look forward to working side by side to further our mission of insuring community safety and honoring the public’s trust.”
New York State Troopers PBA, October 14th, 2023
This universal support has a two-fold message. First, of course, is the vote of confidence for Mike. But the second, equally powerful message is the VOTE OF NO CONFIDENCE FOR HIS OPPONENT.
We are proud and humbled by the universal support from our Law Enforcement community.