Demo­crat Bar­rett wins third term

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - LOCAL NEWS - Free­man staff

State Assem­bly­woman Didi Bar­rett has won a third two-year term rep­re­sent­ing New York’s 106th As­sem­bly Dis­trict.

With most districts re­port­ing, Bar­rett, a Demo­crat, de­feated Copake Coun­cil­woman Theresa “Terry” Sul­li­van, a Repub­li­can, 27,346-22,362.

The 106th As­sem­bly Dis­trict draws from the south­ern half of Columbia County — in­clud­ing Ger­man­town, Liv­ingston, Cler­mont, Taghkanic and Gal­latin — and a swath of Dutchess County run­ning southwest from the town of North East to the town of Pough­keep­sie, in­clud­ing the North­ern Dutchess towns of Milan, Pine Plains, Clin­ton and Hyde Park.

Bar­rett, 66, is a for­mer free­lance jour­nal­ist and mu­seum pro­fes­sional with the Amer­i­can Folk Art Mu­seum. She was first elected in 2012 and was un­suc­cess­ful in a bid for the state Se­nate in 2010.

Bar­rett has lived in the dis­trict for 29 years.

Bar­rett has iden­ti­fied cre­at­ing jobs and train­ing pro­grams as a pri­or­ity.

Bar­rett also has said she would like to de­velop pro­grams that deal with men­tal health and sub­stance abuse problems in the re­gion.

Sul­li­van, 62, is a speech pathol­o­gist and au­di­ol­o­gist at Com­mu­nity Re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion Cen­ter and Fairview Hos­pi­tal in Great Bar­ring­ton, Mass. She has been on the Copake Town Board since 2015.


Assem­bly­woman Didi Bar­rett, left, and Terry Sul­li­van

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