Washington, D.C. –  Today, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik spoke on the House Floor to honor the life of Randy Preston, Wilmington Town Supervisor. Randy Preston tragically passed away of cancer on July 18 at the age of 60.

Watch Congresswoman’s Stefanik Floor speech on Randy Preston here and below.


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“I rise today to honor and celebrate the life of Randy Preston: Wilmington Town Supervisor, former Chairman of the Essex County Board of Supervisors, former volunteer firefighter, former Fire Chief, and fierce advocate for Essex County and the Adirondack region. After a long, courageous fight with an aggressive brain tumor, Randy Preston passed away on July 18. He was 60 years old.

He was a bipartisan leader on behalf of Essex County. He voted for the interests of the people of Essex County, was beholden to no one, and let no one deter him. He was undoubtedly a champion for the people.

Randy Preston’s missions and advocacies for the Adirondack region were innumerable. He was passionate about lowering our tax burden and ensuring we had ample funding for life-saving emergency medical services.

He was known not only for his staunch advocacy, but for his sense of humor, his unapologetic convictions, and his willingness to shoot straight and be honest with people – whether a governor or congresswoman. He was quick to tell me when he thought a policy was right for the community, and just as quick to tell me when he thought a policy was wrong.

I express my deepest sympathies to Randy Preston’s wife, Michelle, and his entire family. It is a sincere honor to enter Randy Preston’s memory and achievements into the Congressional Record.”