Kieran Michael Lalor was elected to serve the constituents of the 105th Assembly District on November 6, 2012. His district includes parts of Dutchess County, including Beekman, Dover, East Fishkill, Fishkill, LaGrange, Pawling, Union Vale, Wappinger and Washington. Dedicated to improving the lives of all New Yorkers by working diligently to encourage job growth, fiscal discipline and tax relief in New York State, Lalor’s experience in the private sector will be a valuable asset to his service in the New York State Assembly. Lalor is the founder of KML Strategies, LLC, a consulting firm that specializes in providing business development and research services to companies that make innovative products to keep our troops and law enforcement officers safe. Lalor’s devotion to others is evident in his many acts of community service. While in college, he was a teacher’s assistant helping severely handicapped children at Dutchess County BOCES in Salt Point. Lalor was a Social Studies teacher at Our Lady of Lourdes High School. He also ran the Boston and New York City Marathons to raise funds for a children’s hospital. Lalor served as an infantryman in the Marine Corps Reserve. In the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 attacks, his unit was activated twice. Lalor was a Squad Automatic Rifleman while conducting security and stabilization operations in Nasiriyah, Iraq. When Hurricane Katrina ravaged the Gulf Coast, motivated by the way the country rallied behind New York on 9/11, Lalor and two other Marines took it upon themselves to drive 1400 miles to the impacted area. For his efforts Lalor was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal. The citation reads in part: "Corporal Lalor conducted numerous rescue missions by land and water working from dawn until dusk. Corporal Lalor's initiative and selfless devotion to duty reflected great credit upon himself and are in keeping with the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service." Lalor is a proud member of many civic and community organizations including the Knights of Columbus, Marine Corps League, Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion and Ancient Order of Hibernians. Lalor earned a B.A. in Political Science from Providence College and a law degree from Pace Law School. He lives with his wife Mary Jo and their four wonderful children in Fishkill. They are parishioners at St. Columba Roman Catholic Church in Hopewell Junction.