On the Issues... 

Healthcare 

For many New Yorkers, the cost of basic healthcare is too high. Out of control premiums, deductibles, and copayments are pushing families to choose between going to the doctor or putting food on the table...

The Environment 

Assemblymember Barrett is committed to a sustainable future for our families and children...

Broadband 

Access to broadband is a 21st century necessity. Yet, in the Hudson Valley many residents still lack adequate broadband...

Seniors

Assemblymember Barrett is focused on ensuring that seniors, often active and integral parts of our Hudson Valley towns,  have the tools and supports to Age in Place in the communities they call home...

The Opioid Epidemic
and Mental Health 

Families in the Hudson Valley are suffering from the devastating effects of the opioid epidemic and insufficient mental health providers...

Taxes 

Assemblymember Barrett is committed to ensuring that Hudson Valley residents are not burdened by excessive taxes...

Government Reform and Transparency 

It is no secret that state government is in need of more transparency and meaningful campaign reforms. Assemblymember Barrett is committed to policies that ensure elected officials are paying attention to people’s interests, not special interests... 

Combatting Tick-borne Diseases

The Hudson Valley is the epicenter of a Lyme disease public health crisis that affects many people -residents and visitors alike - each year. In fact, Dutchess and Columbia counties report the highest incidence of Lyme and other tick-borne diseases in the state...

Developing the Next Generation of Workers 

One of the biggest challenges facing the Hudson River Valley communities is the loss of young people who grow up or go to school here, but then leave to start careers and settle elsewhere...

Fighting for Women
and Families 

Assemblymember Barrett has been a lifelong advocate for women and girls. Last year, she was proud to support New York’s Paid Family Leave Act, which provides up to 12 weeks of paid leave to care for a new child or a sick family member...

Agriculture 

The Hudson Valley is home to some of the best farms and farmland in the world, and agriculture is, and always has been,  a large part of our region’s economy...

Veterans 

Nearly 20,000 veterans live and work here in Columbia and Dutchess Counties. We must do a better job to support those who served by ensuring they and their families have every opportunity to succeed when they return home to our communities...

Investing in our Students, our Schools, and Community Libraries

Assemblymember Barrett, who represents all or part of 16 school districts, has helped our public schools secure millions of dollars in state aid to reduce the tax burden and modernize school infrastructure...