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Phil Cavanagh
Michigan House of Representatives District 17
Assumed office
January 1, 2011
Current term ends
January 1, 2013
Political party Democratic
Profession Lawyer
Website House site
Phil Cavanagh is a Democratic member of the Michigan House of Representatives, representing the 17th District since January 1, 2011.

Previous offices held

Rep. Cavanagh is a former four term member of the Wayne County Commission. He also served as an appointee to the Detroit-Wayne County Community Mental Health Authority and on the Wayne County Land Bank Authority.

Political campaign history

Voting record



See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010

Cavanagh won election to the District 17 Seat in 2010. He defeated Frank Tomcsik in the August 3 Democratic primary. He defeated Mike Adams (R) in the general election on November 2, 2010.

Michigan House of Representatives, District 17 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Phil Cavanagh (D) 16,668
Mike Adams (R) 9,985

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Campaign donors


In 2010, Cavanagh raised $52,630 in contributions. [1]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Michigan Trial Lawyers Association $5,000
Hammel Leadership Fund $5,000
Michigan Education Association $4,000
Michigan Regional Council Of Carpenters $2,000

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Cavanagh has been appointed to these committees:


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Cavanagh served on these committees:

  • Tax Policy
  • Energy and Technology
  • Judiciary Committees.

Campaign contributions

Contributions Report from Michigan Secretary of State


Rep. Phil Cavanagh
N696 House Office Building
P.O. Box 30014
Lansing, MI 48909-7514
Phone: (517) 373-0857

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