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Gaylord beats Michael to take on Barrett in November

Jun 29, 2022 2:07 pm

Mid-Hudson News reports that Brandon Gaylord, a history teacher and Chatham Planning board member, defeated Town of Clinton Councilperson Dean Michael in the 106th Assembly district Republican primary election to take on Democratic Assemblyperson Didi Barrett in November. Voting ended June 28. Gaylord got 1,792 votes to Michael’s 1,540. The district includes parts of Columbia and Dutchess counties, with Gaylord winning more votes in his home county, Columbia, and Michael getting more vote in Dutchess County, where he lives. Michael lost by almost 10,000 votes to Barrett in 2020. Read more about this story at Mid-Hudson News.

The 106th Assembly district includes parts of Dutchess and Columbia counties. In March of this year, the Dutchess County GOP Committee nominated Columbia County’s Brandon Gaylord to oppose Barrett. After failing to get the committee endorsement, Michael went to work to secure Republican signatures on petitions to force a primary against Gaylord, a Columbia County Republican.