Public Administrator  John J. Cahill                                                    See All Elected Officials

Term Expires: 1/2/2019
In Office Since: 1/2/2007 

Phone: (702) 455-4332 
John J. Cahill  Biography

John J Cahill’s experience serving families in Clark County started in 1966 when he began work as an officer of the Juvenile Court assigned to the Spring Mt. Youth Camp. Cahill served as an officer for 30 years with assignments that included Parole, Child Protective Services, Child Haven and Manager of Probation services organizing the duty of 60 officers and a dozen support staff covering all of Clark County.

Following his time at the Clark County Juvenile Court, Cahill taught Rider Safety at the College of Southern Nevada as a certified Motorcycle Safety Foundation Rider coach. Cahill also worked at his own small business as a certified instructor teaching Homer Firearms Safety and training people in proper concealed carry for Nevada and Utah. Cahill was honored by the Clark County Commission and the Las Vegas City Council for his work organizing a Community Firearm Safety month in conjunction with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. Through this effort, thousands of gun locks were distributed free of costs to families that voluntarily secured the firearms in their homes.

Cahill began work on the front line of the Clark County Public Administrator’s office as an investigator in 2005 then ran for the office of public administrator and won the election in 2006.  Responding to the economic downturns of 2007, Cahill brought new efficiencies to public administrator office operations while managing budget reductions and increases in demands for services. 

John moved to Henderson, Nev. with his parents and sisters in 1957. He worked as a Steelworker member and labor at Stauffer Chemical and Titanium Metals before starting work as an officer for the juvenile court. John still lives in Henderson and has been married to his wife, Stephanie, for 27 years. John and Stephanie have three children and three grandchildren. His hobbies and relaxations have included travel, reading, shooting sports and Nevada politics. Stephanie quilts and visits their children and grandchildren often.

Goals, Accomplishments, Responsibilities


  • As an Officer for the Juvenile Court, Cahill was Category 2 Nevada POST Certified and was certified as an instructor for the POST Academy. 
  • Cahill was chosen by election of County employees in 1983 to serve two years as president of the County Employee Association.
  • Cahill was honored in 1993 by an appointment as one of nine practitioners confirmed by the U.S. Senate as a member of the Coordinating Council of the national Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention in Washington, D.C.; and chaired by the U.S. Attorney General. 


  • John is a member of the Blue Knights Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club
  • A Trustee for the Fraternal Order of Police, Las Vegas Chapter 
  • A volunteer for the American Motorcyclists Association
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