Friday, December 07, 2007

Blaber News' Person of the Year : Assemblyman Kevin Cahill


Blaber News is proud to announce our person of the year :



Assemblyman Kevin A. Cahill



After two weeks of voting the reader's of this website were very clear in who should be Blaber News' Person of the Year. You wanted someone that cared about Ulster County and the people that lived here; someone who has the courage to fights for our rights and our progressive values on a day to day basis, even if the positions that we believe in are not always the most popular ones. You wanted a person that always has our best interests at heart and you overwhelmingly picked a champion that represents all of the above; Assemblyman Kevin Cahill.


Kevin Cahill who was born and raised in Kingston, graduated from Suny New Paltz and Albany Law School was admitted in to practice as an attorney in New York State. Shortly after, Cahill began his career in public service as an Ulster County legislator, representing the city of Kingston in the Ulster County legislature for the better part of a decade. In addition to representing Kingston in the Ulster County legislature, he also served as Minority Leader, sticking up for the rights of all Democratic interests for the county. Mr. Cahill was first elected to the NYS Assembly in 1992 and served for one term. After taking a break from the public office, Cahill continued in his pursuit of standing up for Ulster County residents, leading one of the more successful divisions of Wellcare and standing up for the rights of senior citizens, making sure their rights were protected.


In 1998, Kevin Cahill ran a successful bid for the NYS Assembly's 101st district and was reelected in 2000,2002, and 2004 by substantial margins. During Cahill's tenure in the Assembly he has fought hard on many key issues that effect Ulster County and New York State. Assemblyman Cahill has a strong record on the environment, civil rights, labor, health care and women’s rights. Assemblyman Cahill has also been a pioneer for real property tax reform, changing the unfair way that the state uses to fund public education though property taxes.

Assemblyman Cahill has served on several committees in the Assembly including the 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 and the longest tenured Chair of the Legislative Task Force on People with Disabilities. Assemblyman Cahill currently serves as the Chair of the Assembly Standing Committee on Ethics and Guidance and serves on the Health, Higher Education, Ways and Means and Economic Development, Job Creation, Commerce and Industry Committees.


Ulster County is truly lucky to have a public servant like Kevin Cahill. Assemblyman Cahill is a caring and personable Assemblyman that would do anything for any of his constituents. I don't know how many public servants these days that you can call and e-mail personally and get a timely and detailed response like that Assemblyman Cahill. When I ran for School Board, Cahill was an early supporter and helped me in many ways, including writing a personal letter of endorsement. When I had an issue with the way the local Democratic party was treating a specific candidate that was running for public office Cahill's phone line was open.... I can go on and on with numerous examples but I know many of you already know, having similar dealings with Assemblyman Cahill.. I'm proud and honored to have Assemblyman Kevin Cahill as the 2007 Blaber News Person of the Year.

11 comments:

The Boogins said...

All Good Democrats

Make your checks out to


Cahill for County Exc........

accurate prognosticator said...

Cahill will win at the convention, in a primary, and in the general election. If he runs, he is in.

Save your money Hein.

Anonymous said...

You are KIDDING me, right Jeremy? You didn't post my comment because you were just JOKING. Right? What is wrong with you?

Anonymous said...

Again Sennett in the close second, will someone throw the guy a bone!

Anonymous said...

You post my comment BLASTING you, but you won't post my comment DEFENDING Assemblyman Cahill, against you calling him a progressive? You are a moron

Anonymous said...

Maybe being the "Blaber News Person of the Year" will be an incentive for the assemblyman to finally accomplish something next year.

Anonymous said...

I'm a big fan of Assemblyman Cahill, and I hope he runs for County Executive. But Jeremy, don't be dissembling in your biography of Mr. Cahill. He took a break from public office in 1994 because he was defeated by John Guerin. BTW, Mr. Guerin defeated Jeannete Provenzono in 1996. Mr. Guerin chose not to run in 1998, and that opened the door for Mr. Cahill to return to public office.

Anonymous said...

John Guerin did not just "choose" to not run in 1998 - he was too ambitious. Despite the party leaders' admonitions not to, he gave up his seat to run for the senate, and got his ass kicked in a primary. That's how Cahill was able to make a comeback.

Anonymous said...

Jeremy, Your blog vote is a joke. Every time I get on your site, it does not allow me the opportunity to vote. You should check this out. It isn't fair to those that win it and it isn't fair to those that can't win because a vote can not be cast for them. I'm aware of how creative you are with this blog so it is supicious that the vote blog doesn't work.

Jeremy Blaber said...

The vote is fair...there may be an isue voting on aol...I'm not sure..try using internet explorer...

Jeremy Blaber said...

Also if it's not alowing you to vote it's not alowing you to vote...it's not as if you can't vote for one specific person.

Try using a different web browser if it still does not work..let me know.