|Date of Birth
||2 July 1984
||Albany, New York, United States
||Ken Stefanik, Melanie Stefanik
||Matthew Manda (m. 2017)
||Politician serving as the U.S. Representative
Elise Stefanik and Matthew Manda
Elise Marie Stefanik is an American politician serving because the U.S. Representative for brand spanking new York's 21st district since 2015. The district covers most of the North Country, also as most of the Adirondacks. It also includes a number of the outer suburbs of Utica and therefore the Capital District.Upon her first House election in 2014, Stefanik, then aged 30, became the youngest woman ever elected to Congress at the time.
Early Life and Family
Elise Stefanik was born in Albany, New York, in 1984 to Melanie and Ken Stefanik. Her parents own Premium Plywood Products, a wholesale plywood distributor based in Guilderland Center.She is of Czech and Italian descent.Stefanik graduated from the Albany Academy for women , then enrolled at Harvard College, graduating with a degree in Government in 2006.While at Harvard, she received an mention for the Women's Leadership Award.
After graduating from Harvard, she joined the administration of President George W. Bush,working as staff to the Domestic Policy Council.Stefanik worked within the office of the White House Chief of Staff for Joshua Bolten, Bush's second deputy chief of staff.She also helped prepare the Republican platform in 2012, served as director of latest media for Tim Pawlenty's presidential exploratory committee, and worked at the inspiration for Defense of Democracies and therefore the policy Initiative.Stefanik managed Wisconsin congressman Paul Ryan's debate preparation during the 2012 presidential election.Following the Romney–Ryan loss within the 2012 presidential election, she returned to upstate ny , and joined her parents' business.
Elise Stefanik Husband
Stefanik married Matthew Manda, who works in marketing and communications, in Saratoga Springs , on August 19, 2017.In December 2018, Stefanik and Manda moved to Schuylerville, a suburb of the Capital District Stefanik is Roman Catholic.
Elise Stefanik Net Worth
Elise Stefanik is an American politician who has a net worth of $1.8 million.As of April 2014, she owned a minority interest in a townhouse near Capitol Hill in Washington, D. C., valued at $1.3 million.
U.S. House Representatives
In August 2013, Stefanik declared her candidacy within the 2014 election for the us House of Representatives in New York's 21st district .The district had been in Republican hands for 100 years, before Democrat Bill Owens was elected to represent it during a 2009 special election.In January 2014, Owens announced that he wouldn't seek re-election.
Stefanik defeated Matt Doheny within the 2014 Republican primary , 61 to 39 percent.She faced Aaron Woolf, the Democratic Party nominee, and Matt Funiciello, the Green Party nominee, within the election on November 4. Stefanik defeated Woolf and Funiciello, gaining 55.2% to their 33.5% and 10.6%, respectively. At age 30, she became the youngest woman ever elected to Congress at the time.
In January 2015, Stefanik was appointed to the House Armed Services Committee.She was elected by the freshman Representatives within the 114th Congress to function the Freshman Representative to the Policy Committee.In February 2015, she was appointed vice chairwoman of the House Armed Services Committee's Subcommittee on Readiness.On January 11, 2017, Stefanik announced that she had been elected co-chair of the Tuesday Group,"a caucus of ... moderate House Republicans from across the country".
Stefanik led recruitment for the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) within the 2018 us House of Representatives elections. In December 2018, Stefanik announced she would be leaving the NRCC to make a "leadership PAC" dedicated to recruiting Republican women to run office.This group, named Elevate PAC (E-PAC), announced in an October 22 news conference that it had partially funded the first campaigns of 11 Republican women from various states.
2020 Fraud Conspiracy
After Joe Biden won the 2020 election and Donald Trump refused to concede while making false claims of fraud, Stefanik aided Trump in efforts to overturn the election results.She made false claims of fraud, saying among other things that "more than 140,000 votes came from underage, deceased, and otherwise unauthorized voters" in Fulton County, Georgia.In December 2020, Stefanik supported the lawsuit Texas v. Pennsylvania, an effort to reverse Trump's electoral defeat within the 2020 election.
Later in January, she expressed opposition to impeaching Trump over his role in inciting the storming of the U.S. Capitol.On January 12, 2021, Harvard University announced it had been removing Stefanik from the Harvard University Institute of Politics over her role in promoting false claims of widespread fraud within the presidential election. Doug Elmendorf, the dean of Harvard Kennedy School, said Stefanik would not serve on the school’s Senior Advisory Committee, following a review by school leaders.