Thursday, February 7, 2019



Carnright will not seek re-election as Ulster DA

Carnright: "Select a new path"

KINGSTON – Ulster County District Attorney Holley Carnright will not seek re-election this fall.

He has served in the county’s criminal justice system for 40 years. “I have known for many years a day would come when, if I am lucky, I’ll reach a point where I am offered a choice to select a different path,” Carnright said on Wednesday. “I have reached that point and look forward to new challenges that await me after the conclusion of my term.”  

Carnright said his decision is made a little easier knowing that the prosecutors and investigators are “fully capable of continuing the work we have begun.”

The DA said his chief assistant, Michael Kavanagh, has excelled on the job and he hopes he will consider running for district attorney. “I am confident his compassion and his commitment to justice would make him an outstanding district attorney.”

During his career, Carnright also served as an assistant DA, chief assistant DA, and a criminal defense attorney.


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