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  Cavanagh, Philip M. "Phil"
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NamePhilip M. "Phil" Cavanagh
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Redford Township, Michigan , United States
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Born August 28, 1961 (61 years)
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May 26, 2023 11:30am
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InfoPhilip McKenna "Phil" Cavanagh

State Representative Phil Cavanagh is serving his first term in the Michigan House serving the people of Redford Township, Livonia and Dearborn Heights in House District 17.

Before coming the House, Cavanagh served four terms as a Wayne County Commissioner where he worked to improve the delivery of mental health services throughout the county, especially focusing on services provided to children.He served as an appointee to the Detroit-Wayne County Community Mental Health Agency, where he helped balance the agency’s budget.Cavanagh was also a member of the Commission’s Committee on Health and Human Services, which is responsible for oversight of public health services throughout the county.

Cavanagh earned a bachelor’s in Business Administration and a bachelor’s in accounting from Aquinas College and a master’s in Business Administration and a law degree from the University of Detroit Mercy. Cavanagh has also completed the Program for Senior Executives in State and Local Government at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.

Cavanagh is a practicing attorney and has won numerous awards for his service to the community, including 2008 “Child Advocate of the Year” from Vista Maria - Michigan’s largest non-profit residential and community-based treatment agency for abused and neglected girls.

Cavanagh and his wife, Lily, are the proud parents of three daughters: Erin, Veronica and Mary, who all attend college in Michigan.

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FAMILY
Daughter Mary S. Cavanagh 1991-
Father Jerome P. Cavanagh 1928-1979
Brother Christopher F. Cavanagh 1959-

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  08/05/2014 Wayne County CEO - D Primary Lost 9.79% (-34.14%)
  11/06/2012 MI State House 010 Won 86.43% (+72.86%)
  08/07/2012 MI State House 010- D Primary Won 51.25% (+15.12%)
  11/02/2010 MI State House 017 Won 62.54% (+25.07%)
  08/03/2010 MI State House 017 - D Primary Won 73.08% (+46.15%)
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  08/02/2022 MI District 12 - D Primary Lost 0.00% (-63.85%)
  08/07/2012 Wayne County Treasurer - D Primary Lost 0.00% (-61.75%)
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