My name is



I'm running for Assembly because the Hudson Valley deserves better.

My name is Claire Cousin.

I’m running for Assembly because the Hudson Valley deserves better. 

I’m a third-generation Hudson resident, a mom of three kids, a co-founder of the Hudson/Catskill Housing Coalition, and the first Black woman elected to the Columbia County Board of Supervisors.

Key Issues


We should all be able to afford to live in our communities.


We need a Green New Deal for the Hudson Valley.


Whether you own or rent, housing is a human right. 


There’s no better investment than in our kids.


Assembly District 106

Assembly District 106 covers most of Columbia and Dutchess Counties. It includes the City of Hudson; the Towns of Poughkeepsie, Hyde Park, and Pleasant Valley; and dozens of small towns and villages. Click here for a detailed district map.

I’ve lived in the district my entire life, but it’s becoming more unaffordable to live here. Housing costs are skyrocketing, we’re being overcharged by our private utility companies, and our wages aren’t keeping up with inflation. 

We need leaders who will fight for our neighbors, not corporations and billionaires. I’m running for Assembly to give voters a choice about what kind of Democrat we want representing us in Albany.

Funded By Everyday People

Unlike my multi-millionaire opponent, I don’t take money from corporations, lobbying firms, the real estate industry, or the fossil fuel industry.

Our campaign is funded by hundreds of small donors across the Hudson Valley. And thanks to New York’s matching funds program, the state will match in-district donations by as much as 12-to-1. That means a contribution of just $50 will turn into $600!