About Elise

About Elise

Congresswoman Elise Stefanik proudly represents New York’s 21st District in the House of Representatives in her second term in office. She is a Member of the Armed Services Committee, the Committee on Education and the Workforce, and the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. On the Armed Services Committee, Congresswoman Stefanik serves as Chair for the Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities and is a Member of the Subcommittee on Readiness. On the Committee on Education and the Workforce, she serves on the Subcommittees on Higher Education and Workforce Development and Workforce Protections. Additionally, she serves as Chair of the House Republican Policy Committee’s Millennial Task Force. Elise is proudly the youngest woman ever elected to Congress in United States history.

From 2006 – 2009, Elise served in the West Wing of the White House as part of President George W. Bush’s Domestic Policy Council Staff and in the Chief of Staff’s office where she assisted in overseeing the policy development process on all economic and domestic policy issues.

Prior to winning her first election to Congress overwhelmingly by over 20 points, and re-election by over 35 points, 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, perseverance, challenges, and risk that go along with building, operating and growing small businesses that provide jobs in today’s Upstate economy. She resides in Willsboro, New York.

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. 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.

Elise’s Priorities

  • Creating jobs and economic opportunities for the hard working families and small businesses of the North Country.

  • Reducing onerous tax and regulatory burdens facing small businesses.

  • Protecting Fort Drum and advocating on behalf of our veterans and military families.

  • Supporting our North Country farmers, the backbone of our Upstate communities.

  • Improving North Country Healthcare by working to lower costs and improving quality and access.

  • Working on solutions for our North Country families that make education more affordable, accessible and of a higher quality.

  • Fighting for fiscal responsibility by balancing the budget and protecting and preserving Social Security and Medicare.

Elise’s Accomplishments

  • Water Infrastructure Funding

  • Fully Funded Health Centers That Serve Over 95,000 North Country Residents

  • Recovered Over $2,500,000 in VA Benefits for Our Veterans

  • Recovered Over $1,000,000 in Social Security Benefits for Our Seniors

  • Expediting Trade and Commerce

  • Supporting Our Military Spouses

  • Protecting Seniors from Rising Healthcare Costs

  • Protecting and Strengthening Fort Drum