Cahill may face Democratic primary for Assembly seat

Abe Uchitelle

The president of a Kingston digital marketing firm has announced plans to challenge Assemblyman Kevin Cahill in a Democratic primary, a rare intra-party contest in a district Cahill has represented for 20 years and that has a 2-to-1 enrollment edge for Democrats.

“A community’s choice in a representative should come down to selecting a leader who listens to their constituents, walks among them, and advocates for them,” Abe Uchitelle,  president of DragonSearch, said in a press release. “I believe that it is time for a change, and that I can offer a new voice reflective of the evolving nature of this district.”

Uchitelle, who has a campaign website at, plans to hold a campaign kickoff rally at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Senate Garage in Kingston.

Candidates for state offices start collecting petition signatures on June 5. Primaries will take place Sept. 13.

The 103rd District consists of most of Ulster County and two towns across the Hudson in Dutchess: Red Hook and Rhinebeck.

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