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January 22, 2021 | Press Releases

Steube Recognizes Young Constituent as January’s FL-17 MVP for Efforts to Show Appreciation to Law Enforcement

PUNTA GORDA, FLA.—U.S. Representative Greg Steube (R-Fla.) today recognized Emma, a 9-year-old resident of Punta Gorda, as FL-17 MVP for January 2021 due to her outstanding efforts to show appreciation to Florida’s law enforcement officers.

“I am honored to have the privilege to represent outstanding constituents such as Emma,” Steube said. “Her effort to show appreciation comes during a time when law enforcement officers across the country face threats and physical attacks from those calling to defund the police. Emma should be a role model for all Floridians and Americans in standing up to defend the police, not defund them.”

Emma has handed out over 250 homemade Blue Line flags to law enforcement officers across Florida to thank them for their service to the community. She has passed out flags in Alachua, Charlotte, Collier, Columbia, DeSoto, Hamilton, Hendry, Lee, Levy, Madison, Manatee, Polk, Sarasota, and Suwanee Counties so far.

Steube presented Emma with a Congressional Insert and a flag flown over the U.S. Capitol in her honor.

Emma was this year’s first recipient of Steube’s FL-17 MVP Award. Each month, Steube and his team recognize an MVP from the 17th Congressional District who has made outstanding and unique contributions in the community. The purpose of this award is to recognize the unsung heroes across the District as they display extraordinary dedication to make a difference. To thank them for their work, MVPs are presented with a flag flown over the Capitol and are publicly recognized in Steube’s weekly newsletter.

To submit deserving nominees, constituents are encouraged to visit Steube.House.Gov/FL17MVP.