Cobb talks about youth, education
CANTON — Democratic congressional candidate Tedra Cobb held her first news conference of the campaign outside the St. Lawrence Court House on Tuesday to talk about youth involvement in politics.
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Cobb, who is trying to unseat incumbent U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-Willsboro, moved to the North Country for college and began her work in politics here. During college, she said she participated in a rally outside the St. Lawrence courthouse over a proposed incinerator, and one of the county legislators in attendance turned his back on the protesters. At that moment, Cobb said, she knew she wanted to run for office.
“The day Elise Stefanik voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act, I felt the same way,” she told the small crowd of supporters and media that had gathered for the news conference.
Along with issues like health care, the environment and the economy, Cobb said she is running in part to involve young people in the political process.
“That’s how we engage young people, we talk to them and we invite them to participate in the political process,” she said.
With Cobb were two young Democratic leaders: Madeline Thibault, president of St. Lawrence County Young Democrats, and Jessi Tracy, president of SLU Democrats.