Elise Stefanik was born on July 2, 1984, and from Albany, New York, U.S. She is an American politician serving as the U.S. Representative for New York’s 21st congressional district since 2015.
On Wednesday, Matthew Dowd tweeted that Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., is, “a perfect example [of] why just electing someone because they are a woman or a millennial doesn’t necessarily get you the leaders we need.” Later, on November 14, 2019, Matthew apologized on Twitter.
He wrote “I deleted the tweet and apologize. I in no way meant to suggest that we don’t need women or millennial leaders. In fact, to the opposite is true and I have advocated for that. I will be more careful about how I phrase my thoughts. Lesson learned.”
After graduating she joined the administration of President George W. Bush, working as a staff to the Domestic Policy Council. Later, she served in the office of the White House Chief of Staff for Joshua Bolten, Bush’s second deputy chief of staff.
In 2012, she served as director of new media for Tim Pawlenty’s presidential exploratory committee and worked at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and the Foreign Policy Initiative. Later, in the same year managed Wisconsin congressman Paul Ryan’s debate preparation as he ran for Vice President of the United States.
However, Elise returned to upstate New York and joined her parents’ wholesale plywood business after Romney-Ryan’s loss in the 2012 presidential election. In August 2013, Stefanik declared her candidacy in the 2014 election for the United States House of Representatives in New York’s 21st congressional district.
Stefanik defeated Matt Doheny in the 2014 Republican primary election, 61 to 39 percent. Then, Stefanik defeated Woolf and Funiciello, gaining 55.2% to their 33.5% and 10.6%, respectively. At age 30, she was at the time, the youngest woman ever elected to Congress.
Stefanik ran for re-election in 2016 and won re-election with 66%, while Derrick (D) received 29% and Funiciello (G) received 5% of the vote. In 2017, former U.N. Ambassador John R. Bolton endorsed Stefanik for re-election and with 56.1% of the vote, Tedra Cobb (D) receiving 42.4% and Lynn Kahn receiving 1.5%.
Stefanik was ranked as the 27th most bipartisan member of the U.S. House of Representatives during the first session of the 115th United States Congress by the Bipartisan Index, created by The Lugar Center and the McCourt School of Public Policy to assess congressional bipartisanship.
How old is Elise Stefanik? She was born on July 2, 1984, and from Albany, New York, U.S and she is 35 years old as of 2019. She is the daughter of Ken Stefanik (father) and Melanie Stefanik (mother). Elise also has a brother named Matt Stefanik (Brother).
She completed her education from Albany Academy for Girls and attended Harvard University and graduated with a degree in Government in 2006.
She is married to Matthew Manda and this couple first met when they were both living in Washington, D.C. in early 2012. On August 19, 2017, they got married at the Hall of Springs reflecting pool in Saratoga Spring.
Matthew Manda works as the marketing and communications director for Media Group of America in Arlington, Virginia.
Estimated Net Worth of her is $1.2 Million USD as of 2019. She stands 5 feet 4 inch tall and weighs around 59 KG.