Kingston, City

FunRaiser in the Park

Saturday, September 10, 2016 from 1:00 to 4:30 pm

Hasbrouck Park Delaware Avenue, Kingston NY

Friends of Kevin Cahill Invite

Kevin Cahill

Strong Leadership in Challenging Times

Kevin Cahill is dedicated to representing the interests of the people of Ulster and Dutchess Counties as their Assembly member in the 103rd District. Since 1986, Kevin has lent his progressive voice to public service by championing a variety of important causes, including environmental and energy conservation, women’s health and workplace rights, fair pay and income equality and comprehensive tax reform.

As a Planned Parenthood honoree and co-sponsor of the Women’s Equality Act, Kevin has continually been a foremost advocate for the rights of women, including their right to choose. Within our district,Kevin ensured that a woman’s reproductive rights were fully protected during the merger between the Benedictine and Kingston Hospitals when he successfully advocated and secured funding for the creation of the Foxhall Ambulatory Surgical Center, which was completed in 2009.

Kevin’s record on protecting our land, air, water and natural resources is highlighted with policies that promote statewide efforts in conservation, clean energy, and sustainability. He has been a leader in Albany on these topics, as demonstrated by previously being named the Environmental Planning Lobby’s Legislator of the Year. Cahill has been a persistent and enthusiastic co-sponsor of legislation that would enact a moratorium on Hydraulic Fracturing in New York State. As Chair of the Energy Committee, he was responsible for passing some of the most cutting-edge bills in the field, including the multimillion dollar Green Jobs Green New York program and modernization to our net metering laws. Though he no longer serves as the Committee’s Chair, Kevin continues to keep big utility companies honest when they try to take advantage of residents within his community.

As former Chair of the Assembly Committee on Ethics and a staunch proponent for campaign finance reform, Kevin has consistently supported measures that would bring more economic balance to the political process so that contributions by the average constituent count as much as those made by big business. Though some in state government may have looked the other way while public officials were casting a black shadow over Albany politics, Kevin turned his attention to strengthening the ethics laws that were in place and drafted the actual sanctions that led to the resignation of those members.

Assemblyman Cahill continues to serve in a leadership role as Chairman of the Assembly Insurance Committee where he works with his colleagues to ensure that all New Yorkers have access to fair and affordable health, life, property and casualty and other important forms of insurance coverage.

Philip Kirschner

Philip Kirschner, Kingston City Court JudgeKingston City Court Judge

Phil was appointed by Mayor James Sotile to the part time City Court Judge position effective January 1, 2010 when Hon. Lawrence Ball became the full time City Court Judge. In 2013 the state legislature passed a bill signed into law by the governor increasing the part time judgeship to a second full time elected judgeship effective April 1, 2014. Phil is proud to be the nominee to seek election and continue in the position of Kingston City Court Judge.

Phil is a graduate of Kingston High School class of 1980, State University of New York at Albany, and Albany Law School. He practiced law in Kingston until he became a full time judge on April 1, 2014.

Phil resides in Kingston with his wife and two sons.

Kingston, New York is a vibrant city that dates back to the arrival of the Dutch in 1652.

Kingston features rich history and architecture, and a thriving arts community.

Joe Donaldson

City of Kingston