House GOP Chairwoman
Elise Stefanik

Republican House Conference Chair. Highest Ranking Woman in Congress. E-PAC Founder. Most Senior Republican in New York. Proudly Representing the North Country and Upstate New York in Congress.

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About Elise

Chairwoman Elise Stefanik proudly represents New York’s 21st District and currently serves as the House Republican Conference Chair, the highest ranking woman in Congress. Elise also serves as the most senior Republican in New York, and she is the first New York member to serve in House leadership since Jack Kemp in the 1980s.

In the 118th Congress, Elise serves as a Member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, the Armed Services Committee, and Committee on Education and Workforce.

Elise was born and raised in Upstate New York. Before serving in Congress, Elise worked at her family’s small business where she gained a firm understanding of how difficult it is to run an Upstate New York small business.

Elise lives in Schuylerville with her husband Matt and one-year-old son Sam.

Elise for Congress

Chairwoman Stefanik’s road to Congress has been nothing short of historic.

In 2014, Elise became the youngest woman ever elected to Congress in United States history. Elise won her first election to Congress in 2014 by over 20 points, a historic margin in a district that had twice voted for President Barack Obama. Since then, she has continued to earn re-election overwhelmingly by double digits, and has earned the most votes for any Congressional Candidate in Upstate New York and the North Country’s history.


Elise championed and led the national effort to elect more Republican women to Congress through her leadership PAC, E-PAC. Elise launched E-PAC after the 2018 midterm elections to increase this number by providing crucial support to top Republican women candidates early on in their primaries.

Since its founding E-PAC has raised and donated $4 million to GOP women candidates, including via Winred. In just two cycles, Chairwoman Stefanik’s E-PAC has more than doubled the number of GOP women in Congress from 13 to 35, and E-PAC will continue to play a leading role to elect more GOP women to Congress.

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