Letter to the editor: Tedra Cobb stands for integrity, values

Letter to the Editor
January 27, 2018
The Post-Star

Over the past six months, I’ve made it my business to study the men and women who’ve announced their candidacies in the race toward a Democratic Party win in the upcoming June primary, the winner moving on to challenge House of Representatives incumbent Republican Elise Stefanik in next fall’s election. All have something good to offer, are bright, enthusiastic, and speak to issues that concern me. The question is who can take on and defeat Stefanik, whose spectacularly devastating voting record is a reflection of her corporate donors’ agendas.

Well, I’ve had the pleasure of meeting and speaking with Tedra Cobb on several occasions. And she stands out brilliantly in the field of eight hopefuls. Tedra Cobb’s life story is, in itself, testament enough for me to vote for her. To quote Maya Angelou, “When someone shows you who they are, believe them.” Well, Tedra Cobb has shown me who she really is by the integrity of a life well lived that embraces family values, a lifelong commitment to helping the most vulnerable of our citizens, in her work for HIV and AIDS education, health care and services for the aging. Not only is she a fierce defender of education, human rights and the protection of our environment, she has the legislative experience of bringing together both sides on contentious issues, and had done so when serving as a county legislator. Most important, Tedra Cobb is not afraid of doing the right thing when special interests exert pressure to do what’s expedient, and by the evidence of her substantial campaign coffers comprised of individual donations, she won’t be beholden to any big-money corporate donors instead of to the interests of her constituency.

Now, isn’t Tedra Cobb the kind of person we want to send to Congress?

Agata Stanford, Glens Falls

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