Monday, October 17, 2022

GLENS FALLS, NY–Today, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik announced that she has received the endorsements of 60 Democrat local elected officials across New York’s 21st Congressional District. This is the highest number of endorsements from elected Democrats ever in Team Elise history. In addition to the 60 current Democrat elected officials, Congresswoman Stefanik was also endorsed by 4 other elected officials who were elected as Democrats but in the last few months changed their registration to Republican. Congresswoman Elise Stefanik stated:

“I’m grateful to have earned the endorsements of 60 Democrat officials across Upstate New York and the North Country. Throughout my time in Congress, I’ve worked diligently with all of our incredible local elected officials, whether they’re Republican or Democrat, to be a voice for our community at the highest levels of our government. This shows in my record, as I’m proudly ranked in the top 25% most bipartisan members of Congress and have earned the ranking of most effective Republican member of Congress for policies impactingsmall businesses,”said Congresswoman Elise Stefanik.“Our elected leaders across NY-21 know that I will continue my strong record in the next Congress of fighting for hardworking families, veterans, seniors, family farms, and small businesses. With this outpouring of support from elected officials and families across Upstate New York and the North Country, I look forward to earning another historic re-election this November so that I can continue my record of real results for our community.”

“I am proud to endorse Congresswoman Elise Stefanik in her re-election this November,”said Shawn Bowerman, Montgomery County Treasurer (D).“Congresswoman Stefanik has fought tirelessly during her tenure to deliver real results for Upstate New York and the North Country, and I look forward to what she will bring to Montgomery County. I have seen Congresswoman Stefanik in action. Because of Elise’s relentless advocacy, the Northern Border Regional Commission implemented a program that helped address NY-21’s rural doctor shortage. It is because of Elise’s ability to deliver real results like this that she has my full support this November, and I look forward to working tirelessly to help her win.”

“I want to wish Congresswoman Stefanik good luck,”said John Brezinski, District 8 County Legislator (D).“She does a fantastic job and represents her district very well. She has always worked very hard for the people of her district and I am glad to support her.”

“This November, I will be supporting Congresswoman Elise Stefanik as she has proven time after time that she can deliver real results for St. Lawrence County, Upstate New York and the North Country,”said Daniel Skamperle, Councilman, City of Ogdensburg (D).“Elise has worked across the aisle to preserve and protect the St. Lawrence River against oil spills. She has also fought to protect our Second Amendment rights in Congress, standing up against gun-grabbing Kathy Hochul’s radical anti-Second Amendment legislation. I know that she will always fight for St. Lawrence County in Congress and that is why she has my full support.”

“I am endorsing Congresswoman Stefanik because she truly cares about Clinton County and the North Country,”said Howard Aubin, Black Brook Town Council Member (D).“Throughout the devastating flooding earlier this year, Elise was in constant contact with state and local officials. Elise’s compassion for our community and work to help those impacted by the flooding is one of the many reasons she has my full support this November.”

“I will be supporting Congresswoman Elise Stefanik this November,”said Barry White, Bangor Town Council Member (D).“Elise is the only candidate running that understands Franklin County, Upstate New York and the North Country’s values. She has worked to secure important funding to support mental health and combat substance abuse in Franklin County. Elise’s ability to deliver real results like this is why she has my full support this election cycle and I look forward to continuing to work with her in the next Congress.”

“I am proud to be supporting Congresswoman Stefanik this November,”said John Rathbun, Indian Lake Town Council Member (D).“In Congress, Elise has worked tirelessly to address the issues facing Hamilton County, Upstate New York, and the North Country. She fought to secure essential funding to combat youth substance abuse in our community. It is because of Elise’s ability to deliver real results like this for our community that she has my full support this November.”

“Congresswoman Stefanik has a track record of fighting for Lewis Country and the North Country and achieving bipartisan results,”said Katrina Sullivan (D), West Turin, Town Council Member.“I am grateful that Elise is willing to work with anyone to achieve results for North Country farms, small businesses, manufacturers, and families. I’m proud to give her my full endorsement.”

Congresswoman Elise Stefanik isindependently rankedby the Lugar Center in the top 25% most bipartisan members of Congress and ranked by the Center for Effective Lawmaking as themost effectiveRepublican lawmaker for commerce policy, which impacts small businesses, workers, and entrepreneurs.

The full list of endorsements from Democrat Elected Officials in NY-21 is below:

Paula Bedard, Town Council Member, AuSable

Howard Aubin, Town Council Member, Black Brook

Allen Racine, Highway Superintendent, Champlain

Mark Siskavich, Highway Superintendent, Dannemora

Judy Mullady , Village Trustee, Dannemora

Brian S. Pelkey, Village Trustee, Rouses Point

Timmy Dubrey, Highway Superintendent, Town of Plattsburgh

Bruce Bourgeouis, Town Clerk, Chesterfield

Carol Lott, Town Clerk, Benson

John Rathbun, Town Council Member, Indian Lake

Brian Taylor, Town Council Member, Morehouse

John Brezinski, County Legislator, District 8

Ronald Testa, Superintendent of Highways, Frankfort

David Ferdula, Trustee, Village of Ilion

Anna Halkowich, Town Clerk, Warren

Ernest Prievo, Village Trustee, Carthage

Mark Savage, Highway Superintendent, Theresa

Patrick Britton, Town council Member, Wilna

Trevor Samson, Town Supervisor, Lyonsdale

Francis Yerdon, Town Supervisor, Osceola

Ricky Taylor, Town Council Member, Diana

Andrew Millick, Town Council Member, Leyden

Elizabeth Jones, Town Clerk/Collector, New Bremen

Valerie Witzigman, Town Council Member, Osceola

Katrina Sullivan, Town Council Member, West Turin

Kerry Colton, Village Trustee, Village of Copenhagen

Jodi White, Town Council Member, Brasher

Daniel Skamperle, City Council, City of Ogdensburg

Bernard Reed Jr., Town Council Member, Hermon

Dan O’Keefe, Town Council Member, Lousiville

John Keleher, Highway Superintendent, Potsdam

Connie McAllister, Village Trustee, Village of Rensselaer Falls

Shawn Bowerman, County, County Treasurer

Steven Anderson, Superintendent of Highways, Florida

Timothy Healey, Village Trustee, Village of Fonda

Martha Mancini, St. Johnsville, Town Council Member

James Castrucci, Trustee, Village of St. Johnsville

James Bartone, Trustee, Village of Fort Johnson

Ralph Ritton, Town Council, Westford

Timothy Tallman, Town Supervisor, Bangor

Barry White, Town Council, Bangor

Robert Vandeusen, Town Council, Bangor

Joey St. Mary, Town Council, Bangor

George Martin, Town Council, Bangor

Mary Cartier, Tax Collector, Bangor

Jamie St. Hilaire, Superintendent of Highways, Bangor

Carol Edwards, Town Clerk, Bangor

Michael Kelley, Town Council, Bombay

Jamie Durant, Superintendent of Highways, Bombay

Jennifer Reardon, Town Clerk, Bombay

Steven Tucker, Town Council, Brighton

Gary Lewis, Village Trustee, Burke

Roger LaBombard, Superintendent of Highways, Chateaugay

Larry Martin, Superintendent of Highways, Constable

Bruce Pelkey, Town Council, Duane

Dorothy Brown, Town Supervisor, Franklin

Dan Martin, Superintendent of Highways, Harrietstown

Cynthia Durant, Town Council, Waverly

Robert Reynolds, Town Council, Westville

The full list of endorsements from Democrat Elected Officials who recently changed their voter registration to Republican in NY-21 is below:

Thomas Kalamas, Town Council,Croghan

Rick Perkins,County Legislator,District 7

Lisa Fisher-Davis,Town Council,Colton

Dorayne Peplinski,Town Council, Warren