Candidates in place for special election
Jan 30, 2012 12:03 am
The candidates are in place for the special election for the Assembly seat in 103rd district, which Marc Molinaro vacated to take up a position as Dutchess County executive. Both candidates are Millbrook residents. Didi Barrett will be the Democratic Party’s candidate, and she will face GOP candidate Richard Wager in the March 20 special election. Parry Teasdale previews the contest in The Columbia Paper. Barrett is a member of the Millbrook Education Foundation and helped launch the Dutchess Girls Collaborative. She is currently a board member of the Anderson Center for Autism Foundation and the North East Dutchess Community Fund. Wager is a former aide to New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. He was chosen over two other GOP candidates including former Assemblyman Pat Manning. The 103rd Assembly District takes in the city of Hudson and the towns of Ancram, Austerlitz, Canaan, Claverack, Copake, Ghent, Greenport, Hillsdale and Stockport in Columbia County and 12 Dutchess County towns, including Red Hook, Milan, Millerton and Pine Plains and most of the eastern side of that county stretching south to the Putnam County border. The majority of the population in the 103rd Assembly District lives in Dutchess County, where registered Republicans have a plurality. Read the full story in The Columbia Paper.