By Bill Creighton

As a constituent and supporter of Representative Elise Stefanik since her first run for Congress in 2014, I am incredibly happy to see Elise earning recognition in the form of a leadership position in the Republican minority for the leadership she has already shown in her tenure in Congress.

When she was first elected at 30, Elise was the youngest woman ever elected to Congress. Elise immediately went to bat for her district: protecting Northern New York’s large employer, Fort Drum, from any cuts during military sequestration. More recently, she has worked hard to bring additional jobs and resources to Fort Drum through a missile defense installation. In a highly blue collar, agricultural district, Rep. Stefanik has worked hard to ensure farmers and small businesses have every resource available, and as few obstacles in their way as possible.

Elise and her team are more responsive to constituent requests and issues than any of her predecessors or peers. She has been a fierce advocate for our seniors and veterans too.

Elise is a leader of the next generation: she is intelligent, compassionate, and above all: she is a hard worker for us, her constituents. That is why she has so much support in NY-21 and has dominated her opponents each election. For all these reasons, Elise is exactly the kind of leader that our Republican Party, and our nation.

I think Elise will do a great job in leadership; she will build a stronger party and a stronger nation for us all.

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