Assemblymember Kevin Cahill represents the 101st Assembly District, which includes most of Ulster County and the Town and Village of Rhinebeck in Dutchess County. Elected in 1998 as the candidate for the Democratic, Independence and Liberal parties, he was re-elected in 2000, 2002, 2004 and 2006 as the candidate for the Democratic, Independence and Working Families parties.
Prior to joining the Assembly in January 1999, Mr. Cahill directed a Medicare health plan under contract with the Health Care Financing Administration. He is also an attorney, admitted to practice in New York. As a former Ulster County legislator from 1986 through 1992, he served as Minority Leader. Mr. Cahill also represented the people of the 101st District in the New York State Assembly from 1992-1994.
Mr. Cahill is the Chair of the Assembly Standing Committee on Energy and serves on the Ethics and Guidance, Health, Higher Education, Ways and Means and Economic Development, Job Creation, Commerce and Industry Committees. Mr. Cahill has previously served on several other committees including Steering, Consumer Affairs, Codes, Real Property Tax, Local Government and Children and Families. He was the Assembly spokesperson for Community Corrections, a member of the task force on Local Government Finance Reform, former Chair of the Assembly Ethics and Guidance Committee, Co-Chair of the Legislative Ethics Commission and the longest tenured Chair of the Legislative Task Force on People with Disabilities.
He has a strong record on the environment, civil rights, labor, health care and women's issues. Mr. Cahill was, and remains, a strong advocate for local real property tax reform. A graduate of the State University of New York at New Paltz and Albany Law School, Mr. Cahill is also dedicated to quality, affordable education for all residents of New York State.
Kevin Cahill has two daughters and is a lifelong resident of Kingston, New York.