Elise Stefanik


DEWEY: Stefanik Does Not Put Upstate First

Letter from Jeanne Dewey Stefanik Does Not Put Upstate First I’m glad you’re highlighting political candidates and their positions on important issues. Having real information to base one’s vote on is key to making an informed decision at the ballot box. The problem is, candidates can say anything they want, whether it is true or false. I was interested to read Elise Stefanik’s description of her accomplishments, and was surprised at her statement that she “delivered over $500 million in…


WHELAN: ‘I Want My Republican Party Back’

Letter from Mary Anne Whelan ‘I Want My Republican Party Back’ To the Editor: I am writing as a Registered Republican and in protest of Stefanik’s representation of our party.  She is a person who consistently misrepresents herself, just as she does the results of the past Presidential election. This is a person who said that Pence, the honorable Vice-president during the Trump administration, did the wrong thing by certifying the clear results of the Electoral College and the popular…

Political Candidates Speak Out: Backgrounds, Goals Explained – 21st district Representative

Political Candidates Speak Out: Backgrounds, Goals Explained Publisher’s Note: We sent out an e-mail asking the candidates for the major political races in November to share information about themselves, so our readers can get to know them a little better. We asked them:A. Please tell us about yourself.B. If you were elected to office, what are your top priorities and why?We will run these answers over the next few weeks, in hopes this will help in your decision-making process on…


Wager: Need for Winning Ticket

Letter from Henry Wager Need for Winning Ticket New York’s shake-up of congressional precincts has left the 21st District red and in need of a political candidate primed for a creative winning ticket. Elise Stefanik, who can’t strut her incumbency because of a historic dereliction of duty owing to January 6th, will face off against the primary victor in the contest between Matt Castelli and Matt Putorti. A moderate and progressive respectively, whoever is tapped will set in stone the…


Letter from Michael Stuart: Population Loss

Letter from Michael Stuart Population Loss I read and re-read the letter from Nancy last week. Otsego County has a long history of being moved from district to district. Sometimes we are split west to east, and sometimes our entire County flops from west to east. Now we are being split in half north to south. This is not the fault of the people running for Congressional Office. This is the fault of population loss plain and simple.…


Candidate night in Richfield

Richfield Springs Co-op hosts Congress candidate tonight Matt Castelli, Democratic candidate for the United States House of Representatives, holds a meet-and-greet tonight (Wednesday, June 15) at the Richfield Springs Community Food Cooperative at 140 Main Street in Richfield Springs. The event is free of charge and takes place from 7 – 8:30 p.m.…


Reps Delgado, Stefanik tour Otsego County sites

Rep. Delgado, Rep. Stefanik talk upstate manufacturing in County visits Rep. Antonio Delgado on his IOXUS tour in Oneonta on February 22. Rep. Elise Stefanik with Andela Production Manager Dave Spencer during her tour of Andela Products in Richfield Springs on February 22. Rep. Elise Stefanik (R) stopped in Richfield Springs Tuesday, February 22, for her first official visit to Otsego County since lawmakers grafted its northernmost regions into her already-sprawling 21st Congressional District. “I used to have 12 counties…

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