|E. Michael Kavanagh|
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|Current Court Information:|
|New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division|
|Appointed by:||Gov. George Pataki|
|Past post:||New York Supreme Court Justice, Appellate Division, 1st Department|
|Law School:||Villanova University School of Law|
|Military service:||U.S. Army|
|Candidate for:||3rd District Supreme Court|
|Election information 2012:|
E. Michael Kavanagh was a judge on the New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Third Department. He was appointed to the 1st Department of the Appellate Division by Governor Pataki on November 17, 2006 and was later appointed to the 3rd Department on February 11, 2008. He retired at the end of his 14-year term on the Supreme Court on December 31, 2012.
Judge Kavanagh graduated from Merrimack College in 1965 and from Villanova University School of Law in 1968. He then served in the Army until 1970.
Judge Kavanagh began his legal career with the law firm Munley & Mead in 1968. From 1970 to 1974, he worked as an Assistant District Attorney in New York County. He moved to the Ulster County District Attorney's Office in 1974 and worked there as the Chief Assistant DA until 1978, when he was elected Ulster County District Attorney. After 20 years in this position, he was elected to the Supreme Court of the State of New York in 1998.
Kavanagh ran for re-election to the Supreme Court 3rd District in 2012. He was endorsed by the Republican and Independence parties in the general election. Kavanagh was defeated in the general election, receiving 20.44% of the vote.  
- See also: New York judicial elections, 2012
- Official New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Third Department website
- "Governor Spitzer Appoints Justices...to Fill Appellate Court Vacancies in the Third Judicial Department", press release, Feb. 6, 2008
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 Official Kavanagh biography
- ↑ New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division
- ↑ New York State Board of Elections, 2012 General Election Results
- ↑ Daily Freeman, "NY Supreme Court Justice Michael Kavanagh says after loss that his 'political days are done'," November 8, 2012
- ↑ Daily Freeman, "Prominent Democrats back Republican Michael Kavanagh for re-election to state Supreme Court bench," October 5, 2012