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About Didi

A resident of the Hudson Valley for over 30 years, Didi was elected to the State Assembly after a long career as a community activist, writer and non-profit leader.

In her role as the Assembly’s Energy Chair, Didi has been leading the effort to keep the Hudson Valley free from corporate pollution and on track towards a green future led by local farmers and small businesses. She’s passionate about the agricultural, natural, historical and cultural resources of the Hudson Valley and their critical importance as economic engines and job generators.

A lifetime advocate for women and girls, Didi served on the boards of NARAL and Planned Parenthood and spearheaded the creation of the Dutchess Girls Collaborative to support local girls and young women. She helped launch the North East Dutchess Fund (NED) of the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation and helped create the pioneering NED Corps program to deliver social services to this rural region and served on its affiliated Latino Roundtable. She is formerly a trustee of the Anderson Foundation for Autism and former board member of the Millbrook Education Foundation and of Sprout Creek Farm, an educational farm in Poughkeepsie.


Didi has always focused on fighting for what matters to Hudson Valley communities.

Protecting the Hudson River

Standing up for Reproductive Freedom

Fighting Lyme and other tick-borne infections

Combating our lack of affordable housing

Keeping costs down for our families

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