Assembly District 74 - Democratic Primary
★PREFERRED CANDIDATE – BRIAN KAVANAGH – DEM★
Education: Princeton University (BA), NYU Law School (JD
Brian Kavanagh is the current incumbent in District 74, having first been elected in 2006. Kavanagh is running for reelection because he would like to continue his work to improve democracy and stand up for progressive values. He is a leader who works to advance a reform agenda supported by Citizens Union, having drafted legislation on issues such as campaign finance reform, voter registration, and election day operations. He is Chair of the Assembly Subcommittee on Election Day Operations and Voter Disenfranchisement and will use that leadership position to aggressively push for passage of the Voter Empowerment Act, including a form of automatic registration, and of an act redesigning the ballot to be more voter-friendly. He supports a campaign finance system with public matching funds at the state level, and would vote for second passage of the redistricting constitutional amendment. Regarding other issues of concern to his district, he supports strengthening rent regulations to create more affordable housing, and is an advocate for environmental issues. Due to his record of strong independent leadership, advocacy for his district, and proven ability to move reform legislation, Citizens Union prefers his candidacy.