McKevitt said, “I have a record in the Assembly of supporting the lowest middle-class state income tax rate in almost 60 years.” McKevitt said that, working with other members of the legislature, “We adjusted the tax rates to give the middle-class people a break, and for those making over $2 million a year, we raised it on them.” McKevitt said he supported state laws cracking down on drunken drivers. He said, “I was a sponsor of Leandra’s Law, which punishes people who drive drunk with children in the car.” McKevitt said that as an assemblyman, he has supported “packages of bills which address the heroin epidemic, including requiring insurance companies to cover more treatment.”
McKevitt, 46, of East Meadow, is running on the Republican and Conservative party lines. He has represented state Assembly District 17 since 2006. If elected to the Nassau County Legislature, McKevitt said he will leave the Assembly. McKevitt earned a bachelor’s degree in social sciences from Hofstra University and a law degree from Hofstra Law School. McKevitt served as a deputy town attorney for the Town of Hempstead from 1997 to 2001, and again from 2003 to 2006. McKevitt also has practiced privately with law firms in Nassau County. He interned for New York State Supreme Court Justice Marvin Segal and the New York State attorney general’s office, and also worked in the offices of state Sen. Kemp Hannon and U.S. Sen. Alfonse D’Amato. McKevitt is a member of the East Meadow Kiwanis Club. For 19 years, he has coached the Holy Trinity Diocesan High School mock trial team. McKevitt is the Assembly’s minority leader pro tempore and serves on the Assembly’s consumer affairs and protection, codes, local governments, and election law committees. He is married and has two children.