On top of her filing four times more petition signatures than required to be in the Republican primary for the 21st Congressional District, candidate Elise Stefanik of Willsboro appears to have easily qualified for the Conservative Party primary as well.
Stefanik has filed petitions with over 700 signatures for a ballot line in the Conservative Party primary, while a minimum of 281 was required.
Her campaign organization sees this as strong support building momentum heading into the spring campaign months.
“Our strong petition filing shows that registered Conservatives in the 21st Congressional District support a new generation of conservative leadership in Washington,” Stefanik said.
“As shown by Elise's strong Conservative petition numbers, she is the strongest candidate with the support among grassroots Conservative volunteers and Conservative registered voters,” said Franklin County Conservative Committee Chairman Bob White.
Stefanik announced her candidacy in the 21st before incumbent Bill Owens, a Democrat from Plattsburgh, announced he was not seeking another term, and before Matt Doheny, Republican Watertown businessman who failed in two previous elections to unseat Owens, announced his intent to try for the seat again.