Stefanik supports people of this district
To the editor:
I have been closely watching this year’s 21st Congressional race and felt now is the time to point out to your readers how Congresswoman Elise Stefanik has a record of unwavering support for the citizens of this district.
Our congresswoman fought the defense sequestration cuts, as presented by the Obama-Biden administration, and her efforts in support of Fort Drum led to the least cuts of any Army base.
Congresswoman Stefanik wrote and helped pass a bipartisan national defense bill that produced the largest pay raise for our servicemen and -women in over a decade.
Being a veteran, I’m pleased that Elise has recovered over $4 million in VA benefits and helped pass benefits to veterans who were exposed to Agent Orange in the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act.
Congresswoman Stefanik has a proud record in Congress of Back the Blue and has endorsements from New York State Law Enforcement Officers Union Council 82, with 800 members living in the 21st.
In these trying times, Elise has delivered over $164 million to help North Country hospitals as well as securing $2.6 million in Social Security benefits for seniors in the 21st.
Elise is extremely aware of the threat to our Adirondack hemlocks, as she had her chief of staff visit Mark Whitmore’s labs at Cornell to see firsthand the efforts to combat this major environmental issue.
Personally hosting Elise in Hague for multiple debates and going to her other district debates, I’m shocked that her opponent has backed out of the only full-district television debate. One has to wonder why.
In closing, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik deserves your vote!