For Cobb, volunteers serve as inspiring force
March 27, 2018
PERU — Stephanie Mitchell was drawn to the Adirondacks recently because of the environmental appeal.
It wasn’t long before she got involved in politics.
The Michigan by-way-of Long Island transplant is now circulating petitions for Tedra Cobb, who is seeking the Democratic nomination for New York’s 21st Congressional District.
Cobb aims to square off against Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-Willsboro) this November.
“I like that (Cobb) has experience in the St. Lawrence County legislature,” Mitchell said. “She speaks for the North Country.”
Mitchell was among the knot of volunteers who joined Cobb, a former lawmaker and health care and business consultant, on a sunny Sunday afternoon for a petition walk.
One of her core missions is building a strong grassroots operation, Cobb explained, and everything she’s been doing since she launched her bid last July has been leading to this moment.
As in right now.
“So we’d be sitting here today,” Cobb said. “It’s about creating relationships and getting to know people.”
Over 700 people have volunteered to help the candidate, according to her campaign.
The result is a sprawling organization that sees Cobb working with teams across the district who aid in local issues, planning and logistics — even going as far to put the candidate up for the night when necessary.
“It’s like passing the baton,” Mitchell said. “Passing Tedra.”
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