Washington, DC  Today, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R, NY-21) memorialized late Lewis County Legislator Rocky Fawcett from the House Floor. Mr. Fawcett, who represented District 9 on the Lewis County Board of Legislators, passed away on New Year’s Day. A copy the Congresswoman’s remarks in the Congressional Record will be presented to Mr. Fawcett’s wife, Mary. Click here for a video of Congresswoman Stefanik’s Speech; a full transcript can be found below.

Mr. Speaker, I rise today in memory of Lewis County Legislator Rocky Fawcett.

Rocky was a dedicated public servant who never stopped believing in the potential of Lewis County.

Rocky was involved in many local causes and organizations such as the Cornell Cooperative Extension, the Lewis County Chamber of Commerce, and the Lewis County Development Corporation.

To all who knew him, Rocky was intelligent, driven, and deeply devoted to public service.

Simply put: Rocky Fawcett set the gold standard for what it means to be a legislator.

Rocky was a dear friend and always greeted me with a huge smile and a hug during my many constituent outreach events throughout Lewis County.

I invite you to join me in keeping his wife, Mary, and his family in your thoughts and prayers.

May we continue to honor his memory by being passionate advocates for our communities, in Lewis County and beyond.

Thank you and I yield back.