January 19, 2012

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Dems tap Barrett for Assembly run


POUGHKEEPSIE – Town of Washington resident Didi Barrett has been selected to run in the special election for the 103th Assembly District.

The Democratic committees in Dutchess and Columbia counties chose her to face off against Republican Richard Wager in the March 20 election to fill the seat left vacant by Marcus Molinaro when he became Dutchess County executive this month.

Dutchess County Democratic Chairwoman Elisa Sumner said Barrett is a strong community leader.

“She is involved in all kinds of organizations and charities that deal with the underprivileged, the handicapped, youth and women. She has given of her time and her energy to the Hudson Valley for many, many years now,” Sumer said. “The Hudson Valley deserves someone as compassionate and caring of this district as Didi Barrett representing them in Albany.”

Barrett said she is “committed to fighting for the people of Dutchess and Columbia counties in Albany and to bringing the resources to our towns that will create jobs, control taxes and bring relief from unfunded mandates.”

Barrett ran unsuccessfully against State Senator Stephen Saland (R-Poughkeepsie) in the 2010 general election.


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