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Rebecca Edwards
My goal is to provide affordable, high-quality early childhood education to every family in Dutchess County”

Rebecca Edwards

I grew up in Smithfield, Virginia, studied at William & Mary and the University of Virginia, and moved to Poughkeepsie in 1995 to teach history at Vassar College. I have loved the Hudson Valley ever since. Among other courses I teach on the history of American women and families. My son Ben – a happy graduate of Vassar’s Wimpfheimer Nursery School – is now at Arlington High School.

Since 2017 I have been a Dutchess County legislator representing a portion of Poughkeepsie. My #1 goal as a legislator is to provide affordable, high-quality early childhood education to every family in Dutchess, and I am thrilled to be working with Julie, Gerry and Satara to make that happen through Day One!

My #1 goal as a legislator is to provide affordable, high-quality early childhood education to every family in Dutchess County.