Cahill coasts to an­other term

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - LOCAL NEWS - By Paul Kirby pkirby@free­manon­ paulat­free­man on Twit­ter

As­sem­bly­man Kevin Cahill eas­ily de­feated his Con­ser­va­tive Party op­po­nent, Jack Hayes, for the state’s 103rd As­sem­bly Dis­trict seat. Cahill swept into an­other two-year term by a mar­gin of 39,689-11,601, ac­cord­ing to un­of­fi­cial re­sults. Cahill, 60, was elected to the As­sem­bly in 1992, lost his seat in 1994 and was re­turned to of­fice in 1998. Hayes, 73, is a for­mer town su­per­vi­sor in Gar­diner. The 103rd Dis­trict in­cludes the Dutchess County towns of Red Hook and Rhinebeck, and, in Ul­ster County, the city of Kingston and towns of Shan­daken, Wood­stock, Kingston, Ul­ster, Olive, Hur­ley, Rochester, Mar­ble­town, Rosendale, Esopus, New Paltz, Gar­diner and Plat­tekill. Cahill, a life­long Kingston res­i­dent, had the Demo­cratic, Work­ing Fam­i­lies, and In­de­pen­dence party lines on the bal­lot. He says he is a non­prac­tic­ing at­tor­ney “to avoid the ap­pear­ance of a con­flict and be­cause leg­isla­tive du­ties re­quire my full time.” Cahill is a for­mer Ul­ster County leg­is­la­tor and has two grown daugh­ters. Hayes, a 40-year res­i­dent of Gar­diner, was town su­per­vi­sor in 2002 and 2003 and an Ul­ster County leg­is­la­tor in 2010 and 2011. A re­tired state trooper, he served with the state po­lice from 1968 to 2000, in­clud­ing a stint as an un­der­cover nar­cotics in­ves­ti­ga­tor, and was a se­cu­rity con­sul­tant for the New York State Bridge Au­thor­ity from 2001 to 2004.


As­sem­bly­man Kevin Cahill, left, and Jack Hayes

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