Stefanik Speaks at Bassmaster Elite Series Tournament for 1,000th Constituent District Event

August 19, 2019
Press Release

Waddington, N.Y. – Congresswoman Elise Stefanik spoke at the Bassmaster Elite Series Tournament over the weekend in Waddington on the St. Lawrence River for her 1,000th Constituent District event since taking office in January 2015. This tally does not include meetings with constituents in Washington, D.C. The 5th annual Bassmaster Elite Series was a weekend long event, and Congresswoman Stefanik attended and spoke on Military and First Responder Appreciation Day. She spoke about the importance of the St. Lawrence river to the North Country economy and recognized St. Lawrence as the number one bass fishing location in the world.

B.A.S.S. is the worldwide authority on bass fishing and keeper of the culture of the sport, providing cutting edge content on bass fishing. Since 1968, B.A.S.S. has been dedicated to enhancing the sport of bass fishing by advocating for access, conservation and youth fishing. Many of their original goals were directed toward protection of our natural resources. The mission of this organization was established prior to the time the Clean Water, Clean Air and Endangered Species acts were passed by Congress and before most of America's fisheries management scientists had even acknowledged that black bass could be overharvested or stockpiled.