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On the Issues Virtual Briefing: Congresswoman Elise Stefanik

Event date: 7/13/2020 7:30 PM Export event

On the Issues Virtual Briefing: Congresswoman Elise Stefanik
Posted: Jul 1, 2020
Categories: National
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Topic: Women and the 2020 Elections

July 13, 2020
7:30pm Eastern (6:30 Central; 5:30 Mountain; 4:30 Pacific)
Zoom Virtual Event

This is a Zoom members-only briefing. Space is limited and advance registration is required.


Elise Stefanik is proudly the youngest Republican woman ever elected to Congress in United States history. Prior to winning her election to Congress, Congresswoman Stefanik worked at Premium Plywood Products, her family's small business founded in Upstate New York over 20 years ago.

In 2012, Congresswoman Stefanik served as Director of Vice Presidential Debate Prep to Paul Ryan, where she oversaw all debate preparations for the Republican Vice Presidential nominee. She served as Director of Communications for the Foreign Policy Initiative, which launched Defending Defense, a coalition of think tanks warning of the dangers of the sequester.

From 2006 - 2009, Congresswoman Stefanik served in the West Wing of the White House as part of President George W. Bush's Domestic Policy Council Staff and in the Chief of Staff's office where she assisted in overseeing the policy development process on all economic and domestic policy issues.

Congresswoman Stefanik was born and raised in Upstate New York. As the first member of her immediate family to graduate from college, Congresswoman Stefanik graduated with Honors from Harvard University. She currently serves on the Senior Advisory Committee of Harvard's Institute of Politics. She lives in Schuylerville, NY, with her husband Matt.

Congresswoman Elise Stefanik proudly represents New York's 21st District in the House of Representatives in her third term in office. She is a Member of the Armed Services Committee, the Committee on Education and Labor, and the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. On the Armed Services Committee, Congresswoman Stefanik serves as Ranking Member for the Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities and is a Member of the Subcommittee on Readiness. On the Committee on Education and Labor, she serves on the Subcommittees on Higher Education & Workforce Development and Civil Rights & Human Services.

Congresswoman Stefanik was the first woman to serve as recruitment chair for the National Republican Congressional Committee. Following the 2018 midterm elections, she launched Elevate PAC. E-PAC’s mission is to increase the number of Republican women serving in Congress by supporting top Republican female candidates in primaries.


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