|U.S. House, New York, District 21|
|Elections and appointments|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Profession||Marketing and management for Premium Plywood Products, Inc.|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Issues
- 3 Elections
- 4 Campaign donors
- 5 Media
- 6 Personal
- 7 Recent news
- 8 See also
- 9 External links
- 10 References
In the past, Stefanik was an aide to former Pres. George Bush and was in charge of debate prep for Paul Ryan. She currently manages sales and marketing for her family’s business, Premium Plywood Products.
Stefanik has worked in the following positions:
- Sales, marketing and management for Premium Plywood Products, Inc.
- Director of Vice Presidential Debate Prep to Paul Ryan
- Director of Communications for the Foreign Policy Initiative
- Policy Director for Governor Tim Pawlenty’s Presidential campaign
- Served on President George W. Bush’s Domestic Policy Council Staff and in the Chief of Staff’s office
- Graduated with Honors from Harvard University
- Received the Women’s Leadership Award
Stefanik lists the following themes on her website. See her campaign website for more detailed descriptions of her positions.
—Elise Stefanik, Campaign website (archive)
2014 Independence Party filing
In addition to the Republican and Conservative parties, Stefanik also tried to file with the Independence Party. However, the New York Board of Elections declared her petition to be invalid. The investigation arose after Stefanik accused her opponent in the Republican primary, Matt Doheny, of producing fraudulent signatures. Doheny retaliated by accusing Stefanik of the same offense, and the New York Board of Elections declared both Stefanik's Independence petition and Doheny's Conservative petition invalid.
The 21st Congressional District of New York will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Bill Owens (D) announced that he would not run for re-election, and the result has been a toss up race between Republican, Conservative and Independence Party candidate Elise Stefanik and Democratic and Working Families Party candidate Aaron Woolf. Matt Funiciello will also be running against Stefanik and Woolf on the Green ticket. Neither Woolf nor Funiciello faced competition in the primary election on June 24, 2014, while Stefanik battled with Matt Doheny for the Republican nomination. Although Doheny won the Independence Party's nomination, he was later nominated for a state Supreme Court judgeship, which removed him from the ballot and allowed the Independence Party to endorse Stefanik.
New York's 21st is considered a battleground district in 2014. Although Democratic President Barack Obama won the district by a fairly safe 6.1 percent margin of victory in 2012, Owens won by a mere 1.9 percent margin of victory that same year. In addition, with this being an open seat, none of the candidates possess the advantages that often come with incumbency, such as increased campaign finances and name recognition.
|U.S. House, New York District 21 Republican Primary, 2014|
|Source: New York State Board of Elections - Official Election Results|
The National Republican Congressional Committee added Stefanik to their "On the Radar" list in November 2013. According to the NRCC, candidates that make this list receive "...the tools they need to run successful, winning campaigns against their Democratic opponents."
If elected in November, Stefanik would be the youngest woman ever elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. The record for youngest congresswoman thus far has been held by Elizabeth Holtzman (D-NY). Holtzman was elected in 1972 at the age of 31.
Stefanik has received the following endorsements:
- The Susan B. Anthony List Candidate Fund
- Several community and business leaders, listed on her website
- New York Assemblyman Dan Stec
- Rep. Paul Ryan
- The Essex County Board of Supervisors (14 out of 18 supervisors)
- The Franklin County Conservative Party
- Eleven of the 12 Republican county chairs in New York's 21st District
- The Support, Honor, Elect (SHE) PAC
- Mitt Romney
- RightNOW Women PAC
- Matt Doheny, Stefanik's rival in the GOP primary
|Elise Stefanik (2014) Campaign Finance Reports|
|Report||Date Filed||Beginning Balance||Total Contributions|
for Reporting Period
|Expenditures||Cash on Hand|
|October Quarterly||October 15, 2013||$0.00||$180,569.22||$(15,712.59)||$164,856.63|
|Year-End||January 31, 2014||$164,856.63||$75,035.52||$(37,764.40)||$202,127.75|
|April Quarterly||April 15, 2014||$202,127.75||$268,760.03||$(120,062.43)||$350,825.35|
Stefanik lives in Willsboro, New York.
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- United States House of Representatives
- New York's 21st Congressional District elections, 2014
- New York's 21st Congressional District
- Roll Call, "Ex-Bush Aide Elise Stefanik Will Challenge Bill Owens #NY21," accessed August 6, 2013
- New York Board of Elections, "Candidate Petition List," accessed April 17, 2014
- Associated Press, "New York - Summary Vote Results," accessed June 24, 2014
- State of Politics, "Stefanik Lands Indy Line," accessed September 24, 2014
- WWNY TV, "Independence Party Backs Stefanik, Doheny Nominated For Judgeship," accessed September 24, 2014
- ‘’Campaign Site’’ “Elise’s Story,” accessed August 6, 2013
- ‘’Post Star’’ “Potential challengers to Owens exploring run,” accessed August 6, 2013
- Elise Stefanik for Congress, "About Elise," accessed May 20, 2014
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
- Watertown Daily Times, "Stefanik challenges Republican opponent Doheny’s ballot petitions," accessed May 19, 2014
- "Politico," "New York Democrat Bill Owens to retire from House," January 14, 2014
- Roll Call, "House Republicans Put 36 Recruits ‘On the Radar’" accessed November 21, 2013
- NRCC Young Guns, "List," accessed March 20, 2014
- Politico, "George W. Bush insider vies to become youngest congresswoman," accessed September 10, 2014
- The Huffington Post, "Elise Stefanik May Become Congress' Youngest Woman Ever," accessed September 10, 2014
- Elise Stefanik for Congress, "Release: Susan B. Anthony List Endorses Elise Stefanik in New York’s 21st District," accessed May 26, 2014
- Elise Stefanik for Congress, "Stefanik Campaign Announces Community and Business Leader Endorsements," accessed May 26, 2014
- Elise Stefanik for Congress, "Assemblyman Dan Stec endorses Elise Stefanik for NY-21," accessed May 26, 2014
- Time Warner Cable News, "Former V.P. candidate Paul Ryan to visit Watertown for Elise Stefanik," accessed May 26, 2014
- Adirondack Daily Enterprise, "Essex County supervisors favor Stefanik," accessed May 26, 2014
- Elise Stefanik for Congress, "Franklin County Conservative Party endorses Elise Stefanik," accessed May 26, 2014
- Elise Stefanik for Congress, "Republicans Officially Endorse Stefanik For Congress," accessed May 26, 2014
- Post Star, "SHE PAC endorses Stefanik," accessed May 26, 2014
- Syracuse, "Mitt Romney endorses Elise Stefanik for Congress in GOP primary," accessed May 27, 2014
- RightNOW Women PAC, "Elise Stefanik, NY-21," accessed June 3, 2014
- Syracuse Media Group, "Matt Doheny endorses rival Elise Stefanik for Congress in NY-21," accessed July 28, 2014
- Federal Election Commission, "Elise Stefanik Summary Report," accessed April 28, 2014
- Federal Election Commission, "Elise Stefanik October Quarterly," accessed April 28, 2014
- Federal Election Commission, "Elise Stefanik Year-End," accessed April 28, 2014
- Federal Election Commission, "Elise Stefanik April Quarterly," accessed April 28, 2014
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