Elise Stefanik, U.S. Representative for New York

Elise Stefanik

U.S. Representative for New York

Elise Marie Stefanik was born in July 1984 in Albany, New York. She earned an undergraduate degree from Harvard College. After graduation, she worked in President George W. Bush’s administration.

She assisted with several presidential candidacies and political committees. She then worked in her parents’ business.

Stefanik was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, assuming office in January 2015.

She is married to Matthew Manda and has one son. She is Catholic.

In the News…

Antisemitism has been prevalent on college campuses across the country since Hamas attacked Israel on October 7. At the recent House Committee on Education and Workforce hearing, the presidents of three elite universities were questioned about what appeared to be calls for the genocide of Jews by students, in violation of school policies. Congresswoman Elise Stefanik of New York said that the presidents of those universities should be fired immediately. 

Recalling the hearing, she said, “I’ve been in a number of very high-profile Congressional hearings over the years, and the pathetic, moral depravity on display by the witnesses, the three university presidents from Harvard, MIT, and Penn, I’ve never witnessed anything like that. And I asked the question in such a way that it was an easy yes, that calling for the genocide of Jews in fact does violate their policies and code of conduct when it comes to bullying and harassment.“

She continued, “I was so shaken, and what was probably the most tragic aspect of the hearing to me was there were a number of Jewish students from those schools in the audience sitting behind them, and to watch, just the fear, as they’re listening to the presidents of these universities fail to answer a basic question of moral clarity, it was abysmal. They don’t deserve the dignity of resigning. They need to be fired.”    

Contact this Leader…

Did you pray for Representative Stefanik today? You can let her know at:

The Honorable Elise Stefanik
Representative for New York
2211 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515


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