By Polly Belanger of Willsboro

October 21, 2020

To the editor:

Elise Stefanik is our champion and our fighter for the North Country. Too often, the challenges and concerns we face here are ignored in Albany and in Washington. Downstate interests are prioritized in New York, so New York City’s elite issues get all the attention in D.C. Luckily, Elise never lets our voices be silenced. We’re lucky to have her standing up for us in Congress.

Elise knows that our local small businesses need lower taxes and extra support now during the COVID-19 pandemic. She understands how important agriculture is to our region, and she has fought hard for our dairy and specialty crop farmers. Most importantly, Elise understands our North Country values: She believes, just like you and I do, that here in the North Country, we believe in the American Dream, support the Second Amendment and always back our U.S. military and first responders, including law enforcement.

There is no one better to represent NY-21 in Congress because no one understands our families and communities better than Elise. She’s one of us, and that’s why she is such a successful and effective advocate for our district. Elise is willing to work with ANYONE to get things done, and that’s why she has been able to deliver so many major results back home to the North Country. We need Elise Stefanik in Congress, and I encourage everyone to vote for her on Nov. 3.

Polly Belanger

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