Running for U.S. Congress
About this Candidate
State: New York
Congresswoman Elise Stefanik represents New York’s 21st District in the House of Representatives in her second term in office, after two overwhelming victories in the 2014 and 2016 elections. She is currently a member of several critical Committees, including Armed Services, Education and the Workforce, and the House Permanent Select Committee Intelligence. Additionally, she serves as Chair of the House Republican Committee’s Millennial Task Force and chairs NRCC recruitment, with an emphasis on bringing more Republican women to Congress.
Prior to her first election to Congress, Elise worked at her family’s small business, Premium Plywood Products, that 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 and perseverance, and the challenges and risks that go along with building, operating and growing small businesses that provide jobs.
Congresswoman Elise M. Stefanik was born and raised in Upstate New York, where she attended and graduated from Albany Academy for Girls, the oldest continuous all girls’ school in the country. She went on to graduate with Honors from Harvard University, as the first member of her immediate family to graduate from college. She currently serves on the Senior Advisory Committee of Harvard’s Institute of Politics, the largest political undergraduate organization in the country. She resides in Willsboro, New York.