KINGSTON – Serving as a state assemblyman for 32 of the last 36 years “has been an honor that humbles me to this moment and a privilege few have been given the chance to enjoy,” Kevin Cahill (D, Kingston) said on Wednesday.
The long-time lawmaker lost in a Democratic primary election for the 103rd District on Tuesday to Sarahana Shrestha.
“Being a part of the New York State Assembly is a highlight of my life,” Cahill said in an open letter to his constituents. “I hope I earned your trust and faith over the years and acquitted myself with the dignity and intelligence this great office warrants.”
Cahill said the “silver lining of an early primary is that our office will have several months to serve, to wrap up constitute matters, to pass our legislative agenda on to colleagues and to efficiently complete grant applications that are pending across the district.”