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New York Congresswoman Elise Stefanik
Office of Congresswoman Elise Stefanik

Congress is in recess for the Fourth of July holiday.  21st Congressional District representative Republican Elise Stefanik has been traveling across her 12-county district attending various functions.  On Saturday she helped cut the ribbon to a new elevated trail at the Wild Center in Tupper Lake.  North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley caught up with Stefanik to discuss several issues, including her impression of the Wild Walk.

Mike Derrick for Congress
Mike Derrick for Congress

First-term incumbent Republican Congresswoman Elise Stefanik has a democratic challenger.  Peru, New York, native Mike Derrick has announced that he will seek the Democratic nomination in the 2016 21st Congressional district race.  The retired army colonel explained his decision to WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.
    
Mike Derrick says one of his priorities will be to work with the Democratic leaders of the 12 counties of the 21st Congressional district to earn the Democratic nomination.

Congresswoman Elise Stefanik
U.S. House

The North Country is getting to know its new representative.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Republican Elise Stefanik tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock about her first few months in office.

Rep. Elise Stefanik
WAMC/Pat Bradley

Representative Elise Stefanik is in Plattsburgh today. The freshman lawmaker, home from Washington during a recess, began with a “Coffee with the Congresswoman” event where she discussed a number of issues with constituents.

U.S. Representative Elise Stefanik
WAMC/Pat Bradley

U.S. Congresswoman-elect Elise Stefanik has been appointed to serve on two House committees. The Republican from New York’s north country’s 21st District was appointed to the Armed Services Committee and the Education and the Workforce Committee yesterday. Stefanik, 30, is the youngest woman ever elected to Congress after defeating Democrat Aaron Wolf and Green Party candidate Matt Funiciello in November. Stefanik is replacing the retiring Democrat Bill Owens.

Lucas Willard / WAMC

Republican Elise Stefanik beat out two opponents in the race for New York’s 21st District, to become the youngest woman ever elected to Congress. 

Composite Image by Dave Lucas (WAMC)

Election 2014 is nearly at hand. The off-year contest could shape the political landscape across upstate New York.

U.S. Representative Elise Stefanik
WAMC/Pat Bradley

With polls showing her leading the race for New York’s 21st Congressional district, Republican Elise Stefanik began a new drive to election day today with a get out the vote tour beginning in Plattsburgh. The “New Ideas, New Generation” kickoff focused on jobs and economic development. 

The first general election debate including all three candidates in New York's 21st Congressional District was held Wednesday night and cablecast statewide. 

Democrat Aaron Woolf, a filmmaker from Elizabethtown; Republican Elise Stefanik, vice president of her family’s plywood company and former White House policy advisor,  and Green Party candidate Matt Funiciello, a breadmaker and political activist from Glens Falls, all are vying for Congressman Bill Owens' seat in the North Country after Owens retires.

U.S. Representative Elise Stefanik
WAMC/Pat Bradley

Northern New York GOP Congressional candidate Elise Stefanik is scheduled to deliver the Republican response to President Obama’s weekly address this week. The address comes after recent polling showing Stefanik maintains her lead over her challengers in 21st District.

Stefanik’s campaign announced Thursday the candidate who aims to become the youngest woman elected to Congress will highlight “North Country values” in the weekly GOP radio address.

Lucas Willard / WAMC

Northern York Congressional candidate Aaron Woolf, a Democrat, today called on his Republican challenger, Elise Stefanik, to fully support raising the minimum wage and to raise taxes on the wealthy — defining issues in the race for the open seat.

In his Glens Falls campaign office, 21st District Congressional candidate Aaron Woolf again called upon Republican challenger Elise Stefanik to come out fully in support of raising the minimum wage.

Joe Seeman in costume protesting in Glens Falls in 2014
Lucas Willard / WAMC

U.S. House Speaker John Boehner visited Glens Falls yesterday to attend a fundraiser for the Republican candidate in the race for northern New York’s 21st Congressional District. While one of the nation’s most prominent Republicans did not meet with the general public or media, some protesters hoped to catch his attention.

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Democrats gathered in Glens Falls Tuesday, where Congressional candidate Aaron Woolf discussed his platform on protecting women’s rights, healthcare, and Social Security.

U.S. Representative Elise Stefanik
WAMC/Pat Bradley

  New York’s border with Canada is a major issue for the 21st Congressional district.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Republican candidate Elise Stefanik tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock retiring Congressman Bill Owens deserves credit for his attention to border issues.

Congresswoman Elise Stefanik
nygop.org

  The North Country will soon be represented by a political newcomer in Congress.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Republican Elise Stefanik tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock her generation is ready to serve.

WAMC/Pat Bradley

Elise Stefanik, the Republican candidate for Congress in New York’s 21st district, attended the monthly meeting of the Adirondack Park Local Government Review Board on Wednesday to discuss regional issues.

eliseforcongress.com

Political newcomer Elise Stefanik has won the battle for the Republican Party's slot on the November ballot in New York's 21st Congressional district, a key step in the race to replace retiring Democrat Bill Owens in the massive district.

WAMC's David Guistina talks with Judy Patrick of the Daily Gazette about arson and insurance fraud in Schenectady and Elise Stefanik's GOP primary victory.

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Former Bush White House aide Elise Stefanik has won the Republican primary for Congress in northern New York, defeating Matthew Doheny.

WAMC/Pat Bradley

In early February, 11 of the 12 Republican county chairs in New York’s 21st House district announced their endorsement of Elise Stefanik in the race to replace the retiring Bill Owens. Stefanik was the first candidate to announce her intent to challenge the incumbent Democrat, joining the race in August before he announced his retirement. Now, Stefanik faces a Republican primary challenge from Matt Doheny, who lost two close elections to Owens.   Today, in our continuing series looking at the candidates for the sprawling district seat, WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley talks with Elise Stefanik.

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