Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Stefanik travels to Montgomery, Oswego, and Oneida Counties for the first time since redistricting

ROME, NY — On Monday and Tuesday, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik met with hundreds of voters and elected officials across three new counties in New York’s 21st Congressional District—Montgomery, Oswego, and Oneida—which marked her first visits since the New York State Legislature passed new congressional lines.

The Congresswoman traveled more than 500 miles and made 10 stops that included meeting with local elected officials, small businesses, and families in Oswego County,joining a roundtable discussion with Montgomery County Executive Matthew Ossenfort and Sheriff Jeffrey Smith,and touring Rome Lab and Griffiss Business and Technology Park with Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente,Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon,and Rome Mayor Jackie Izzo.

Through sleet and snow, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik is already out working hard to meet with hundreds of new voters and elected officials across the newly drawn New York’s 21stCongressional District. The outpouring of support and energy from hardworking families was electric—voters in every corner of the district are ecstatic to have Elise represent them. After just two days and 500 miles spanning three new counties, it’s never been clearer that Congresswoman Stefanik will have another historic landslide victory this November.”–Alex DeGrasse, Senior Advisor to Congresswoman Elise Stefanik

The expanded NY-21 district voted for President Trump by 19% in 2020, nearly doubling the margin in the prior NY-21, and voted for the GOP gubernatorial candidate in 2018 by 30%. Congresswoman Stefanik has been re-elected by historic margins every single election cycle despite millions of dollars spent against her. The new seat has been described in multiple media outlets as a “GOP Super Seat.”

Read a wrap-up of local news coverage across New York’s 21st District below.

ROME SENTINEL: Stefanik sees region, Rome Lab in tour of new district

“‘Congresswoman Stefanik needs no introduction,’ Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente said. ‘Not just New York in terms of the Congressional Delegation, but the entire Congressional Delegation knows Stefanik. Her work in the House has been remarkable, and I couldn’t be more pleased to have her represent this area.’

Stefanik has served as congresswoman for the 21st district since 2015 and serves as a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee. She’s worked to deliver funding for Rome Laboratory in the National Defense Authorization Act over the years.

Just last year, $30 million was secured for three projects in quantum innovation and unmanned aerial systems. In 2022, $10 million was secured to establish a quantum network computing testbed program at Rome’s Air Force Research Laboratory.”

Read the full story inThe Rome Sentinel here.

THE DAILY GAZETTE: Western Montgomery County getting to know region’s possible future congresswoman, Stefanik

“Officials and residents in western Montgomery County are leaning into the outcome of redrawn congressional districts by getting to know their possible future leader at the federal level, Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-Schuylerville.

‘We’re really excited about what she brings to Montgomery County,” said Michael McMahon, chairman of the Montgomery County Republican Party, on Monday. “For redistricting, it really has been a good thing for Montgomery County. I can’t say that’s the case all around, across the state, but we are very happy with how we have come out.’”

Read the full story inThe Daily Gazette here.

CNY CENTRAL: Stefaniktours new parts of district she’ll have to win in midterm election

“…Tony bush says he’s confident the congresswoman heard their concerns and voters will like her willingness to work for them.

‘We need to have people start listening and not listen and just walk away and I’m very confident we have the right person for the right job,’ said Bush.”

See the full coverage byCNY Central here.

OSWEGO COUNTY NEWS: Stefanik makes first visit to Oswego County

“‘Local officials at the press conference, after being ‘on the verge of (their) seat’ to see how the districts would end up, seemed to be happy that Stefanik was going to be their new representative.

‘I can tell you that I’m extremely happy that we were fortunate enough to have Congresswoman Stefanik, who is going to represent a portion of the county of Oswego,’ Beardsley said. ‘(With) her record in the North Country and her record in Congress, we are ecstatic to have her down here.’”

Read the full story inOswego County News here.

Photos courtesy of Team Elise below.

Congresswoman Elise Stefanik speaking with voters at Peruzzi’s Meat Market in Canajoharie, NY

Congresswoman Elise Stefanik with Montgomery County Sheriff Jeffrey Smith and Montgomery County Police Officers

Congresswoman Elise Stefanik speaking at a roundtable discussion at the Montgomery County Emergency Management Office with Montgomery County Executive Matthew Ossenfort, Montgomery County Sheriff Jeffrey Smith, and local elected officials.

Congresswoman Elise Stefanik at Mark’s Service Center in the Town of Hastings in Oswego County

Congresswoman Elise Stefanik speaking after a tour at Rome Lab with Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente, Rome Mayor Jackie Izzo, and Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon.