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Editor:

As a student in upstate New York, I’m really pleased to say that Congresswoman Elise Stefanik is representing me because she works on behalf of us, North Country students. Not only does she fight for the education of our children and young adults, but she also works for me, an undergrad at SUNY Plattsburgh. I’m really happy to see that our futures are in her hands.

Since entering Congress, Elise has accomplished so much. She has passed the Every Student Succeeds Act and helped reform our K-12 education system. She has expanded access to Pell Grants to year-round, and she sponsored the Federal Perkins Loan Program Extension Act of 2017, which assists low-income students in the U.S. Additionally, she is the co-chair of the STEAM Caucus, working to promote student success in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math.

For these reasons, and many more, I want this progress to continue to be a reality for North Country residents, teachers and students. She is training our next generation of leaders. That’s why Elise Stefanik can count on my vote for this upcoming election.

Jessica Ocampo, Plattsburgh

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