LINDENHURST, NY: On Thursday, November 2nd, the Lindenhurst St. Patrick's Parade Committee held a press conference announcing Presiding Officer Kevin J. McCaffrey of the Suffolk County Legislature as the Grand Marshal of the 2024 Lindenhurst St. Patrick's Day Parade!
Presiding Officer McCaffrey will join the ranks of esteemed former United States Congressman Pete King, who served as Grand Marshal for the inaugural parade in 2022, as well as Lindenhurst native, Most Rev. Robert J. Brennan, Bishop of Brooklyn, who served as the 2023 Grand Marshal.
Presiding Officer McCaffrey has served the Legislature since January 2014, when he was first elected to represent the 14th Legislative District. His career in government began in 1990, when he was elected to his first term as Trustee in the Village of Lindenhurst – Suffolk County’s largest Village. In his role as Trustee and later Deputy Mayor, McCaffrey was responsible for the Village Department of Public Works and the Fire Department, in addition to being a proud Little League Baseball coach and member of the Knights of Columbus and the Moose Lodge.
Presiding Officer McCaffrey traces his Irish heritage back several generations, including three of his grandparents - McCaffrey, Tierney and Crowe – all from County Tyrone, and his Grandma Murtha from Longford. Even today, County Tyrone is still home to a McCaffrey Family Farm, which Kevin visited in 2012! In March of 2023, McCaffrey partnered with other officials to host Suffolk County’s first Irish American Heritage Celebration, and in 2018 he cosponsored legislation to establish March as Irish American Heritage Month. McCaffrey is also a proud member of Irish Americans in Government, a founding member of the Lindenhurst St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee, and a proud member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, Division 2, in Babylon.
Presiding Officer McCaffrey is part of a long line of blue-collar Irish Americans, as he is the proud father, son, and brother of police officers and a staunch supporter of the men and women of law enforcement. Further, Presiding Officer McCaffrey is also a proud labor leader and longtime proponent of working-class men and women in Suffolk County and beyond.
The 2024 Lindenhurst St. Patrick's Day Parade kicks off at noon on Saturday, March 23rd, 2024! To learn more about the Parade, their charitable arm, and other related events, visit the Parade website at Lindenhurst St Patrick's Day Parade (lindenhurststpatricksparade.org)
The Suffolk County Legislature’s Presiding Officer, Legislator Kevin J. McCaffrey represents Suffolk County's 14th Legislative District, which encompasses the Villages of Lindenhurst and Babylon, the hamlets of West Babylon and North Lindenhurst, portions of Copiague, North Babylon, and Babylon's barrier beach communities.