Tedra Cobb (D-NY-21)

Tedra Cobb is running for the U.S. House of Representatives for the 21st Congressional District in New York. Tedra’s deep desire to serve her community has been a constant theme in her career. Her first business undertaking was starting a community health agency (which continues to employ twelve people today). There she secured federal and state funding to provide preventative screening and follow-up care to hundreds of hard-working North Country neighbors who don’t make enough to afford health insurance. Cobb won the Democratic primary with 56% of the vote in a field of five candidates.

Background and Achievements

She received her Bachelor’s Degree from State University of New York (SUNY) Potsdam. Her first business undertaking was starting a community health agency. In 2001, Tedra ran for the St. Lawrence County Legislature and beat the incumbent handily. Tedra served for eight years in the county legislature. She later completed her Masters and started a business aiding and coaching small businesses, non-profits, and hospitals.

Positions on Key Issues

  • Supports rehabilitative efforts to end the opioid epidemic
  • Promotes environmental issues
  • Supports affordable healthcare for all
  • Supports common sense gun laws
  • Advocate for fair and sensible immigration policies
  • Pro-women’s rights and civil rights advocate

Prospects & Opponents

Tedra Cobb is running against Republican incumbent Elise Stefanik. Elise Stenafik was an aide to forner President George W Bush. Stenafik is anti immigration, pro trump, wants to fund a border wall, and is extremely anti abortion. The district is viewed as competitive. Parts of the district in the northeast corner along the Vermont border are solidly Democrat. The southwestern counties tend to be Republican. The District in land mass is the largest in New York.

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