Claire is a caretaker, a veterans advocate, and activist. She is running for Dutchess County Legislature, 19th District on the principles we all find our foundation in as progressives-- creating good, living wage jobs, protecting and supporting those who need a helping hand in our communities, and building an economy for all, not just some. Her family struggled with food insecurity and homelessness when she was growing up, her mom playing double duty parenting, raising five kids and working long hours to provide for them while also caring for Claire’s dad who suffered debilitating health issues that ultimately necessitated his living in a nursing home. These lived experiences pushed Claire since she was young to work tirelessly to give voice to the voiceless and lend a helping hand where needed. She is ready to take on the status quo that the Republican majority has settled into in the Dutchess Legislature and bring real, tangible change that will make positive impacts for the families of the 19th District.