Wednesday, February 2, 2022

Washington, D.C. — Today, House Republican Conference Chair Congresswoman Elise Stefanik released a statement on the New York State Legislature passing new district lines, which expanded New York’s 21st congressional district into Montgomery, Rensselaer, Schoharie, Oneida, Oswego, and Otsego Counties and removed parts of Saratoga, Warren, and Jefferson Counties. The newly configured district will include all or parts of 18 counties.

Congresswoman Elise Stefanik stated:

“Albany Democrats illegally gerrymandered New York’s representation in Congress and the State Senate for the next decade. Look no further than Jerry Nadler’s absurdly gerrymandered district.

From the start, Albany Democrats torpedoed this process with partisan tactics and corrupt back-room deals to silence the will of voters, and as a result, New York has gerrymandered congressional lines that hurt all New Yorkers – specifically the North Country.

Albany Democrats will rightfully face lawsuits as everyday New Yorkers challenge these egregious, unfair, and unconstitutional lines that separate various communities of interest in order to benefit Democrat elected officials – including dividing Jefferson County and carving Glens Falls and Queensbury out of Warren County.

While I’m deeply disappointed to no longer serve as the Congressional Representative for many of our communities in Warren, Saratoga, and Jefferson Counties that I have worked tirelessly for, I look forward to earning the support to represent the hardworking families, small businesses, farmers, veterans, and seniors in Montgomery, Rensselaer, Schoharie, Oneida, Oswego, and Otsego Counties and continuing to deliver real results to these communities.

I still represent Fort Drum, and as a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee, I will always be the strongest voice for the North Country and for Fort Drum’s servicemembers and families as Fort Drum is the lifeblood of our entire North Country economy and culture. As the North Country deeply understands, Fort Drum’s impact is regional, statewide, national, and international.”

The expanded NY-21 district voted for President Trump by 19% in 2020, nearly doubling the margin in the prior NY-21, and voted for the GOP gubernatorial candidate in 2018 by 30%. Congresswoman Stefanik has been re-elected by historic margins every single election cycle despite millions of dollars spent against her. The new seat has been described in multiple media outlets as a “GOP Super Seat.”