The Sun
October 19, 2016

To the Editor:

It is unbelievable that six demonstrators and three supporters outside Rep. Elise Stefanik’s office were covered by 10 media personnel and made the front page of several daily papers.

What a shame during the election cycle that the media covers 9 people and not the masses our Congresswoman has helped. She has done so much for our veterans, locally and on the federal level, by ensuring over a million dollars in VA benefits were rightfully placed in our veteran’s hands.

She is a person of integrity and professional persuasion who has accomplished much for the North Country, not just by reaching across the aisle in the House, but by reaching out to Senators Gillibrand and Schumer as well to ensure the best for her constituents.

Elise Stefanik’s openness and transparency has shown us her full voting record and even her taxes. Her Facebook page traces not only her energy, as she is everywhere in this very large district, but her commitment to those pictured with her.

I can’t think of a person in need, a business or a profession she has not visited or helped — our farmers, our firefighters, our college youth, our retail and mom and pop stores. She attacks every problem we face from migrant workers, invasive species, veteran caregiver issues and opioid abuse.

The media would do well covering the issues Rep. Stefanik works diligently on that  matter for the people who actually live here instead of the people that demonstrate and most likely don’t live here.

Elise Stefanik does it all on behalf of the people, not for the headlines, but it would be nice if those efforts did make the front page once in a while. I am proud to tell people the Elise Stefanik is my representative.

Everyone reading this should be too!

Polly Belanger, Willsboro

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