Congresswoman, New York 21st District
Congresswoman Elise Stefanik proudly represents New York’s 21st District in the House of Representatives. She is currently serving her third term in office. In 2014, Elise was the youngest woman ever elected to Congress in United States history, and she currently serves as the youngest Republican woman ever elected to Congress. Elise won her first election to Congress in 2014 overwhelmingly by over 20 points, and she was re-elected in 2016 by over 35 points. In 2018, Elise was re-elected by 14 points, the largest margin of any Republican in the Northeast.
Elise was a member of the President’s impeachment defense team during the Senate’s impeachment trial in January, and she currently serves as a New York Co-Chair of President Donald Trump’s 2020 re-election campaign.
Elise is a Member of the Armed Services Committee, the Committee on Education and Labor, and the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. On the Armed Services Committee, Congresswoman Stefanik serves as the Ranking Member for the Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities and is a Member of the Subcommittee on Readiness. On the Committee on Education and Labor, she serves on the subcommittees on Higher Education and Workforce Development and Civil Rights and Human Services.
Congresswoman Elise M. Stefanik was born and raised in Upstate New York. Prior to serving in Congress, Elise worked at her family’s small business, Premium Plywood Products, which was founded in Upstate New York over twenty years ago. Growing up in her family’s small business, she learned, lived and understands the values of hard work, perseverance, challenges and risks that go along with building, operating and growing small businesses in the North Country.
As the first member of her immediate family to graduate from college, Elise graduated with Honors from Harvard University. She currently serves on the Senior Advisory Committee of Harvard’s Institute of Politics, the largest political undergraduate organization in the country.
From 2006 to 2009, Elise served in the West Wing of the White House as part of President George W. Bush’s Domestic Policy Council Staff and the Chief of Staff’s office where she assisted in overseeing the policy development process on all economic and domestic policy issues.
While serving in Congress, Elise has worked tirelessly on behalf of her district’s hardworking families, farmers, students, seniors, service members, military families and veterans. She is committed to putting aside partisan politics to keep bringing home Real Results to the North Country. Elise resides in Schuylerville with her husband, Matt.