To the editor:
As the North Country prepares to elect a new member of Congress, I would like to relate my experiences with Elise Stefanik.
I first met Ms. Stefanik last year, when she called my office at City Hall to ask for a chance to visit and talk issues in the western half of New York's 21st Congressional District.
I had been interested in her candidacy as, for someone just three weeks shy of age 30, Elise has considerable experience in the workings of Washington as well as the experience she got growing up in the context of her family's plywood business.
Quickly I learned how intelligent she is ... how she grasps issues and has a curiosity and concern for people.
She connects and has run a relentlessly positive campaign.
Her resolve and toughness showed this winter when the race got more challenging.
The North Country will be well served by the fresh, new and conservative outlook of Elise Stefanik.
City of Watertown