Meet Kevin

Kevin Cavanaugh, NH state senator

Kevin Cavanaugh is a lifelong Granite Stater, born and raised in Manchester. A blue collar worker for 35 years, Kevin understands firsthand the challenges facing families in New Hampshire because he’s lived them.

Advocating for Working Families

First elected as Senator for New Hampshire’s 16th District in 2017, Kevin Cavanaugh has fought hard for worker’s protections, better public schools, and affordable healthcare and housing.

He currently sits on New Hampshire’s Economic Re-Opening Task Force to re-open New Hampshire’s economy safely while minimizing the adverse impact on public health.

Deeply rooted in the community, Kevin cares about the families and children of District 16. He and his wife Kerri are raising their three kids, Jack, Ryleigh, and Myles, who are all going through, or have completed, their education in the Manchester public school system.

A Voice Needed in Concord

A former high school football coach, Kevin has spent the past 35 years as a union employee in the telecommunications industry. Knowing from personal experience what working people are going through, he saw the critical need for them to have a stronger voice in Concord.

In 2017, Kevin decided to be that voice.

Since then, Kevin has worked hard for the people of the 16th District. Legislation that he’s introduced includes:

  • expanding access to jobs training programs
  • fighting for more affordable healthcare for our working families
  • currently serving on the Governor’s Economic Re-Opening Task Force, where he advocates for frontline workers and small businesses every day.

At the end of the day, Kevin is a blue collar worker who understands that most workers are one injury away from financial devastation. He identifies with people who work for a living, and he will continue to be their voice in the State Senate.


  • Senator, New Hampshire State Senate
  • Worked with a collection of unions, healthcare providers, business owners, and elected officials from both sides of the aisle to lower the cost of prescription drugs for Granite State families and save taxpayers up to $53 million over the next three years
  • New Hampshire’s Economic Re-Opening Task Force
  • Chair, Commerce Committee
  • Alderman, New Hampshire Ward 1 Board of Aldermen
  • Former Member, Transportation Committee, New Hampshire State Senate
  • Football Coach, Memorial High School
  • Member, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 2320