Barrett, Cousin compete in June 25 primary election

A primary election will be held Tuesday, June 25 for the 106th Assembly District representing parts of Dutchess and Columbia counties from the Town of Poughkeepsie to New Leganon in the north.

Assemblymember Didi Barrett, who has served in the state Assembly since 2012, is being challenged by Claire Cousin, a Hudson Valley native and member of the Columbia County Board of Supervisors.

Cousin, who launched her campaign last year, is co-founder of the Hudson/Catskill Housing Coalition. The community leader has identified top issues that include affordability, climate, housing and education.

Barrett, who chairs the Assembly’s Energy Committee and sits on other committees, is well known for her support of nonprofits, community project needs, housing and historical and cultural resources.

Early voting runs through June 23. Polls open on June 25 at 6 a.m. and close at 9 p.m.

Some polling locations listed by the Dutchess County Board of Elections:

—North East, the Millerton Library Annex, 28 Century Blvd.

—Pine Plains, Stissing Mountain High School, 2829 Church St.

—Millbrook, Cornell Cooperative Center, 2715 Route 44

—Washington, Millbrook Fire House, 20 Front St.

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