Full Name
Brian Kavanagh
Job Title
State Senator, 26th District
New York State Senate
Speaker Bio
Senator Brian Kavanagh represents more than 320,000 residents in New York’s Senate District 26, including neighborhoods across lower Manhattan and Western Brooklyn. Brian was first elected to the Senate in 2017 after representing the 74th District on Manhattan’s East Side in the State Assembly, where he was elected to six terms, beginning in 2006. His work has focused on affordable housing, gun violence prevention, environmental sustainability, democracy and open government, and economic and social justice. As Chair of the Senate Committee on Housing, Construction, and Community Development, Brian has built on his decades of advocating for access to high-quality, safe, affordable housing for all New Yorkers. In 2019, he led the Senate effort to enact the Housing Stability and Tenant Protection Act (HSTPA), which gave New York the strongest tenant protections in the nation.
Brian Kavanagh