Elise Stefanik is very gorgeous, smart and intelligent and you are free to call her beauty with brains. She has been making giant strides in the world of American politics – Elise is the first youngest lady ever sworn in as a congresswoman in America’s political history. Meanwhile, she didn’t start her political career in that capacity as she had previously served as an aide to President George W. Bush. Not just that, she equally managed Paul Ryan’s debate preparations for the 2012 Elections, among others.
Who Is Elise Stefanik?
Elise Stefanik is an American politician, notable for being the representative of New York’s 21st Congressional District in the US House of Representatives. The Republican politician was first elected into office in 2014 and won her re-election in 2016. Additionally, she won the Republican primary election held in June 2018 and would be contesting against Katie Wilson, Lynn Kahn and Tedra Cobb in November 2018.
Since the inception of her political career, Elise has been part of different committees in the Congress. Some of them include Committee on Armed Forces, Education, and Workforce Committee; as well as the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. While she has been in the limelight, courtesy of her political positions, little or less is known about her personal life. Learn more about the amazing American congresswoman in the facts below.
Here Are Facts You Need To Know About Her
Early Life and Background
Elise Marie Stefanik was born on 2nd July 1984 to New York natives Melanie Stefanik and Ken Stefanik. Elise grew up in Albany, New York, where she attended the Albany Academy for Girls. After her graduation, she went on to attend Harvard University where she acquired a Bachelor of Arts degree in government in 2006. During her days at Harvard, Elise actively participated in school politics which earned her a Women’s Leadership Award for her excellent leadership skills.
Soon after her graduation from Harvard, Elise Stefanik started political her career during President Bush’s administration. At the time, she worked as a staff to the Domestic Policy Council. Afterwards, she served in the office of the White House Chief of Staff and as the communications director for the Foreign Policy Initiative.
During the 2012 US Presidential Election, Elise worked as a policy director for Tim Pawlenty who served as the 39th Minnesota Governor. She equally managed Paul Ryan’s debate preparation for the same election. After Ryan’s loss in the election, Elise returned to upstate New York to take care of her family’s plywood business in Guilderland Center.
In 2014, Elise declared her interest to represent New York’s 21st congressional district at the US House of Representative. She succeeded Bill Owens who served in that position from 2009 to 2012. Elise triumphed over Matt Doheny during the Republican primaries and later on, she won the main election.
Joining the Congress, Elise Stefanik became the youngest woman to be elected in American history. In 2016, she supported Donald Trump who later emerged as the POTUS while she was also re-elected to the Congress after her triumph over Democrat’s Mike Derrick and Green Party’s Matt Funicello. Following her impressive performances, Elise started receiving endorsements for re-election. In 2017, she was recommended for continuation by John Bolton and in June 2018, Elise won the Republican primary election. She would be contesting against Working Families’ Katie Wilson, Lynn Kahn of Green Party, and Democrat’s Tedra Cobb later in November 2018.
Her Husband and Family
In addition to her burgeoning political career, the gorgeous congresswoman also has an interesting family. While she is making the rounds with her unparallel work ethics and politicking skills, her family has always been with her every step of the way and she has never failed to get all the support she needs from them.
Aside from her parents and siblings, Elise also has her own family and she has been married to Matt Manda who has been working as the Vice President and Director of Marketing and Communications at the Media Group of America since 2014. Just like Elise, Matt is also a political science graduate from the University of Kansas. The pair got hitched in August 2017 at Saratoga Springs, New Jersey. They don’t have kids yet but might have plans of welcoming a few in the near future.