EDITORIAL: Barrett for Assembly

DIDI BARRETT HAS REPRESENTED THE 106TH DISTRICT in the state Assembly for eight years. She is running on the Democratic, Working Families and Independence ballot lines. Her opponent is Dean Michael, who appears on the Republican, Conservative and Libertarian lines.

The district includes: the City of Hudson; the Columbia County towns of Ancram, Claverack, Clermont, Copake, Gallatin, Germantown, Ghent, Greenport, Livingston, Taghkanic; and parts of Northern Dutchess County.

One place to start in describing the impact Ms. Barrett has had on Columbia County is with her committee assignments in the Assembly: Agriculture; Environmental Conservation; Mental Health; Veterans’ Affairs; and Tourism, Parks, Arts and Sports Development. She is the county’s go-to person and our indispensable ally in Albany.

Her opponent has plans that are well worth discussion, but the fallout from the Coronavirus has left a huge hole in state revenues and for at least the next two years we need the strongest voice we can send to the Assembly. Didi Barrett’s long record proves that she is the person best suited for that task. Please reelect her.

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