July 16, 2020

Essex County: Today, 61 Essex County elected officials from every town in the county endorsed Congresswoman Elise Stefanik for re-election to Congress.

These endorsements highlight the strong bipartisan, grassroots support for Congresswoman Stefanik across Essex County and the North Country as a whole. Congresswoman Stefanik works hard to earn each and every vote from voters who recognize her strong bipartisan record and hyper-focus on local issues and real results.

“I am fervently endorsing Congresswoman Stefanik this November because of her dedication and commitment to our community, her efforts to support our veterans, support for the environment, healthcare, and education, and her strong record of results and funding for Lake Champlain,” said Shaun Gilliland (R), Town Supervisor of Willsboro, and Chairman of the Essex County Board of Supervisors. “During the entirety of the COVID-19 crisis, Elise has been there for us – our voice in Washington and our closest most stringent ally. 24/7, she has been just a phone call away from immediate assistance and partnership with local government to ensure we have the resources and tools to keep our North Country citizens safe, and our economic recovery secure. Elise is the best example of a great American public servant. The North Country is blessed to have a representative who works with all parties and all points of view to get so much done for the benefit of our district.”

“I am endorsing Congresswoman Stefanik because of her strong record of results for the North Country,” said Jeffery Subra (I), Town Supervisor of Schroon. “In Congress, Elise has stood firmly for protecting our seniors throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, while also ensuring millions in funding for hospitals and healthcare workers in NY-21. Even during a time of national unrest, Elise has been instrumental in advocating for our rule of law, and protecting the safety of our law enforcement officers and their families. I am proud to stand among my fellow elected Essex County colleagues in support of a representative who will fight for our district in Washington, hold officials accountable, and advocate for our North Country values.”

“I am proud to endorse Elise Stefanik for congress,” said Robin DeLoria (D), Town Supervisor, Town of Newcomb. “Elise has proven time and time again that she is willing to work across the aisle to secure critical legislative wins for the North Country and advocate on behalf of the hardworking men and women in our communities. Congresswoman Stefanik’s record of bi-partisanship has brought real results for NY-21, allowing her to deliver millions in funding to protect our nurses, doctors, and hospitals throughout Covid-19. I have no doubt that she will continue to represent our values for a fourth term in Congress.”

“I’m grateful for the support and endorsement of each of these 61 local elected officials and community leaders in Essex County,” said Congresswoman Stefanik. “I continue to work with local leaders, regardless of party, on issues important to the North Country to achieve real, bipartisan results for our region. My opponent, Taxin’ Tedra, caters only to the Far-Left wing of her radical party and continues to insult the voters of this district by criticizing the President they voted for and refusing to work across the aisle. I will work with anyone for the good of my constituents.”

The full list of 61 Essex County local elected officials is below:

David Reynolds, County Sheriff, Essex County

Michael Diskin, County Treasurer, Essex County

Joseph Provoncha, County Clerk, Essex County

Clayton Barber, Town Supervisor, Chesterfield

Noel Merrihew III, Town Supervisor, Elizabethtown

James Monty, Town Supervisor, Lewis

Thomas Scozzafava, Town Supervisor, Moriah

Robin DeLoria, Town Supervisor, Newcomb

Jay Rand, Town Supervisor, North Elba

Stephanie DeZalia, Town Supervisor, North Hudson

Jeffrey Subra, Town Supervisor, Schroon

Shaun Gillilland, Town Supervisor, Willsboro

Michael Tyler, Town Supervisor, Westport

Roy Holzer, Town Supervisor, Wilmington

John Jay Champine Jr., Highway Superintendent, Chesterfield

Sherlene Simpson-Burrows, Town Council Member, Crown Point

Philip Hutchins, Town Council Member, Elizabethtown

Ben Morris, Town Council Member, Elizabethtown

Michael Drew, Highway Superintendent, Elizabethtown

Claire LaPine, Town Council Member, Essex

Alicia Kelly, Town Clerk, Essex

Tom McDonald, Town Council Member, Jay

Beatrice Pelkey, Town Clerk, Jay

Kevin Zaumetzer, Highway Superintendent, Jay

Ellen Estes, Town Clerk, Keene

Art Devlin, Deputy Mayor/Village Trustee, Lake Placid

Peter Holderied, Village Trustee, Lake Placid

Scott Monroe, Village Trustee, Lake Placid

Stephen Denton Jr., Town Council Member, Lewis

Lanita Canavan, Town Council Member, Lewis

David Blades, Town Council Member, Lewis

David LaBar, Town Council Member, Minerva

John Fish, Highway Superintendent, Minerva

Thomas Anderson, Town Council Member, Moriah

Nathan Gilbo, Town Council Member, Moriah

Paul Salerno, Town Council Member, Moriah

Rose French, Town Clerk, Moriah

Jamie Wilson, Highway Superintendent, Moriah

Donald Bott, Town Council, Newcomb

Mary Pound, Town Clerk, Newcomb

Cliff Demars, Highway Superintendent, Newcomb

Richard Cummings, Town Council Member, North Elba

Laurie Dudley, Town Clerk, North Elba

Marshall Gero, Town Council Member, North Hudson

Joseph Bates, Deputy Supervisor/Town Council Member, St. Armand

Jennifer Fuller, Town Council Member, St. Armand

Karl Law, Town Council Member, St. Armand

Barbara Darrah, Town Clerk, St. Armand

Douglas Snickles Jr., Highway Superintendent, St. Armand

Mark Russell, Town Council Member, Ticonderoga

Tonya Thompson, Town Clerk, Ticonderoga

Salvatore Barnao, Highway Superintendent, Ticonderoga

David Kirkby, Town Council Member, Westport

Barry Morrison, Town Council Member, Westport

Charles Lustig Jr., Town Council Member, Willsboro

Lorilee Sheehan, Town Council Member, Willsboro

Bridget Brown, Town Clerk, Willsboro

Travis Crowningshield, Highway Superintendent, Willsboro

Darin Forbes, Deputy Supervisor, Wilmington

Dawn Stevens, Town Council Member, Wilmington

Gerald Bruce, Town Clerk, Wilmington