With the political season upon us in the Valley, the race being most closely watched in our region this year is in the 41st Senate district between incumbent Senator Steve Saland and challenger Didi Barrett.  Those of you following BGHV routinely will remember Didi from our Pride Preview Party earlier this summer.  Her campaign has come quite some distance since that time, gaining 29 different endorsements to date and plugging full steam ahead to November 2nd.

For those of you that haven’t had a chance yet to meet Didi, you can check out her platform at her interview with the Poughkeepsie Journal’s editorial board, which we’ve also embedded below.

Having endorsed Didi’s campaign and taken huge efforts to get her message out there, we at BGHV realize that many other races are happening throughout the Valley this season.  With gay rights becoming an ever-hotter topic in local & national politics this year (Carl Paladino’s back-and-forth bantering aside), we encourage you to take the time to research your local candidates and get out the vote on November 2nd.  To learn more about voting in the Empire State visit Vote NY or the State Board of Elections.