St. Lawrence Cty. GOP committee endorses Rep. Stefanik
Monday, February 10, 2020 - 12:59 pm

CANTON — The Executive Committee of the St Lawrence Republican County Committee has unanimously endorsed Congresswoman Elise Stefanik for the 21st New York Congressional District.

Congresswoman Stefanik, a Republican from Schuylerville, will face Tedra Cobb, a Democrat from Canton in the fall election.

The release from St. Lawrence Republican County Committee members Thomas L. Jenison, chairman, Thomas O. Hardiman, secretary, Donald W. Gruneisen, treasurer and Nancy K. Martin, corresponding secretary said:

“Congresswoman Stefanik is a proven defender of the United States Constitution, and she is consistently recognized nationally for her steadfast commitment to upholding the 2nd Amendment. Elise fights every day to ensure that the government does not infringe upon the rights of law-abiding citizens. In sharp contrast, her opponent, Tedra Cobb, was caught on tape saying that she supports a ban on certain firearms but would not say so publicly for fear of losing her election. Tedra should recognize that her policies do not represent our North Country values.

“Congresswoman Stefanik understands the need for fiscal responsibility and to pass a balanced budget without overburdening our families with higher and higher tax rates. Republican Congresswoman Stefanik has never voted for to raise our taxes. . . not once. As a St Lawrence County Legislator, Tedra Cobb voted to raise taxes at every opportunity. When her wasteful, expensive policy proposals cost too much for the county budget, she passed the bill straight to us - the taxpayers. Tedra Cobb’s and Democrats' failed fiscal policies are why Republicans soon won back our County Legislature.

“Congresswoman Stefanik knows that truth and transparency in our government are critical to serving the people. She has committed herself and her offices to being accessible and open. Already, Elise has hosted over 1000 constituent outreach events across the district and has connected with over 565,000 constituents on her Tele-Townhalls and Coffees with Your Congresswoman events -- unlike Tedra Cobb, who has hosted only a few press events.

“Finally, during the House’s impeachment proceedings, Congresswoman Stefanik stood up for truth and transparency and asked tough questions to find out the truth from each of the witnesses.