Tuesday, April 11, 2023

EAST GREENBUSH N.Y. – Today, following the New York Post’s exclusive reporting on Chairwoman Elise Stefanik’s $3 million fundraising haul and historic efforts to help elect Republicans across New York, House Republican Conference Chairwoman Elise Stefanik announced she will be running for re-election in 2024 and released the following statement:

“Our country is unrecognizable from when I first stepped into the arena to run for Congress. The fight to save our country and our state will not be easy but I have never been more determined to work my hardest to save America. I am grateful for the hundreds of thousands of grassroots supporters in Upstate New York and across the country. We will work our hardest to defeat the Democrats across New York and the country, to protect and expand our House Majority and elect President Trump in 2024.”

Chairwoman Stefanik has received unanimous support from NY-21 GOP Chairs, NY-21 Conservative Party Chairs, the New York Republican State Committee, and the New York Conservative Party.

Regional Vice-Chair of the New York GOP for the North Country Region and Fulton County GOP Chair Susan McNeil

“Here in Fulton County, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik has delivered real results since her first day in office. Elise has been a voice for Upstate New York and the North Country, and with her critical role in Leadership, she has been able to represent us at the highest level of government. The Congresswoman has been at the forefront of the fight to Save America, flipping districts in New York state to successfully regain a Republican Majority in the House. Without Elise’s efforts, the Biden Administration would have continued its assault on hardworking Americans. That is why it is my great honor to announce my endorsement of Congresswoman Elise Stefanik in her bid for re-election in 2024!”

North Country Regional Vice-Chair of the Conservative Party and St. Lawrence County Conservative Chair Hank Ford

“St. Lawrence County Conservatives could not prouder to be represented by Elise Stefanik in Congress and for her to be both the most powerful woman in Congress as well as the most senior elected official supporting President Trump’s campaign. The North Country benefits immensely from Elise’s position in House leadership. No one works harder than Elise to fight for our conservative values and I fully endorse Elise, and will work tirelessly to ensure she continues to win her election in a landslide.”

Clinton County Republican Chair Jerika Manning

“Elise Stefanik is leading the way to end the well overdue vaccine mandates at the northern border. Cross-border travel is essential to the economy of Clinton County and the additional burden being imposed on Canadian travelers and families is well overdue. As newly elected chair of the Clinton County Republican Party it is evident that strong Republican representation is imperative to the success of the country. The North Country needs to keep its voice at the highest levels of government. I look forward to supporting Elise Stefanik in her re-election.”

Essex County Republican Chair Shaun Gillilland

“As Essex County Republican Chairman, I continue to offer my endorsement of Congresswoman Stefanik for her re-election. Elise has always done well for Essex County, advocating for our Veterans, family farms, and seniors, schools, economic opportunity, and standing as a steadfast bulwark against the hyper-liberal progressivism of the New York State Democratic-controlled government. She has support locally, and we look forward to supporting her 2024 congressional election.”

Essex County Conservative Chair William McGahay

“I am proud to have supported Elise since she first stepped into the political arena in 2014. Elise has my 100% support for re-election. We all could not be more proud of Elise for fighting for us at the highest levels and serving in senior Congressional leadership. Essex County Conservatives will work harder than ever to help deliver her another landslide victory in 2024!”

Franklin County Republican Chair Jason Ellis

“Congresswoman Stefanik has proven herself to be an irreplaceable Representative here in the North Country. The crisis at our Northern border has received national attention because of Elise’s staunch advocacy. As the Chairwoman of the House Republican Conference, Elise is one of the highest-ranking officials in the federal government, and the importance of her unique ability to shine the national spotlight on North Country issues can not be overstated. Elise’s support is at an all-time high; just look at her last election results! Franklin County Republicans are energized and excited to help re-elect our Elise. I am proud to endorse her in her effort to win re-election because we need Elise to continue to bring Franklin County’s concerns to the highest levels of government.”

Franklin County Conservative Chair Robert White, Esq

“Franklin County is proud that Congresswoman Stefanik has brought the concerns of our District to the highest level of government and we are so happy to know that she is running for re-election. Elise is not only fighting for the families of Upstate New York and the North Country but also the country, bringing the Biden Border Crisis to the national conversation and highlighting the over 800% increase in illegal crossings on our Northern Border. I know Congresswoman Stefanik will once again be re-elected by record numbers and the Franklin County Conservative party will be instrumental in her victory.”

Fulton County Conservative Chair Anne Desiderio

“Congresswoman Stefanik has announced her re-election bid, and the Fulton County Conservatives will be there to support her. Elise is a fighter for the North Country, and the America First Movement. She continues to be an invaluable asset against the spread of left-wing ideologies seeping out from Washington and Albany. I endorse Elise and know she will continue to receive unquestionable support in Fulton County.” 

Hamilton County Republican Chair Clark Seaman

“Ever since her first bid for office, Hamilton County has supported Congresswoman Stefanik. We are so proud to have our Representative in House leadership. The concerns of Hamilton County and the 21st Congressional District have never made it to such a high level of government. Our country sits at a breaking point, and I believe the Republican Party was able to retake the House Majority because people saw we were headed in the wrong direction. It’s why Republicans across Hamilton County showed up to overwhelmingly support Elise last November. Elise needs to continue her important work in Congress for the betterment of our County, State, and country. In these times, we cannot afford to lose a representative like Elise, and I’m glad to throw my unwavering support behind her re-election.”

Herkimer County Republican Chair Sylvia Rowan

“I am proud to endorse Congresswoman Elise Stefanik for re-election to continue her diligent work representing and delivering real results to the people of NY-21 and our Nation. Since the entirety of Herkimer County was added to her district, Elise has spent time in every town, village, and city, staying up to date on the issues we face daily. If it wasn’t for Elise’s leadership in the House, hardworking Americans would continue to suffer under the Biden Administration’s reckless spending and Far Left agenda. We need Elise to continue fighting for the people both here in New York State and across the Nation; that is why I am proud to support Congresswoman Elise Stefanik in her bid for re-election in 2024.”

Herkimer County Conservative Chair Marilyn Williams

“Congresswoman Elise Stefanik has played a critical role in the successful elections of Conservative candidates across New York State and the Nation. Elise’s strong conservative values shine through as she serves our district at the highest levels of government to ensure we receive the best representation. I am proud to support Congresswoman Elise Stefanik in her bid for re-election as I believe she will once again receive record support.”

Jefferson County Republican Chair Don Coon

“I am thrilled to once again endorse Elise for re-election. Her support in Jefferson County has never been stronger. We a proud to be represented in Congress by the House Republican Conference Chair. As Fort Drum’s chief advocate Elise has delivered constant wins for our region, most recently getting support from the Department of Defense on the record to construct an East Coast missile defense site at Fort Drum. Jefferson County Republicans stand with Elise and are grateful for her continued service to our country.”

Jefferson County Conservative Chair Kenneth Parks

“As the chief advocate for Fort Drum, Elise has delivered countless results for our servicemen and women and Jefferson County. There is no one else who we can depend on to fight for our values and the Second Amendment like Elise Stefanik. I look forward to her overwhelming re-election in 2024.”

Lewis County Republican Chair Mike Young

“It is my great pleasure to endorse Congresswoman Elise Stefanik once again. As the Chairman of Lewis County’s Republican Committee, I have witnessed first-hand the overwhelming support Elise has received from Lewis County residents. Elise has been a champion for our local hospital, helping deliver critical funding, and she has been a steadfast supporter of our local agricultural community. It’s always a pleasure hosting the Congresswoman in Lewis County, especially for our yearly tradition, the Cream Cheese Festival, held in Lowville. Lewis County Republicans look forward to re-electing Elise.” 

Montgomery County Republican Chair Joe Emanuele

“As the Chairman of Montgomery County’s GOP, I am honored to endorse Congresswoman Elise Stefanik for re-election in 2024. When Elise gained Montgomery County, many of us could not hold in our excitement to have our Congresswoman serving at the highest level of government to represent our growing county. The voters of Montgomery County were loud and clear last election, voting overwhelmingly for her across the county, and even in the Democrat City of Amsterdam where Elise’s victory was a sign of new hope for Republicans! It is my mission to ensure Congresswoman Elise Stefanik is re-elected to continue her work leading our country to a better future.” 

Montgomery County Conservative Chair Robert ‘Pete’ Phelps

“Since Montgomery County was redistricted into Congresswoman Elise Stefanik’s district it has been clear that we have a voice at the highest level of government. As the Chairwoman of the House Republican Conference, Elise has successfully supported Conservative values and voices in Congress. For too long the Far Left has controlled our state and federal government pushing harmful policies on the American people. Elise has been a relentless defender of our constitution, our core conservative values, and she has delivered real results to the people of our Nation time and time again. I am proud to endorse this strong conservative woman, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik, in her bid for re-election in 2024.”

Otsego County Republican Chair Len Carson

“Congresswoman Elise Stefanik has my strong support for re-election. I know Elise will continue to lead our party in the right direction as a major player in the Save America movement. Elise’s role in House Leadership has enabled her to become the preeminent representative for Otsego County and all of New York’s 21st Congressional District. From touring our local businesses to visiting family farms, Elise has always made a valiant effort to earn the support of voters across the district. Elise’s attention to local and national issues affecting hardworking Americans and her ability to deliver real results further proves that she is an irreplaceable representative of the people. I am proud to support such a strong leader, and I look forward to doing whatever I can to assist in successfully re-electing Congresswoman Elise Stefanik.”

Otsego County Conservative Chair Paul Kennedy

“As a new county in Congresswoman Elise Stefanik’s district, we have seen an extraordinary change in our representation. We now have a seat at the highest level of government, and our strong conservative values are reflected unlike ever before. I am very proud to support Elise in her re-election efforts and Otsego County is lucky to have Congresswoman Stefanik as our Representative.”

Rensselaer County Republican Chair Charles Peters

“Rensselaer County could not be luckier with the new NY-21 Congressional District. Our county is now represented by one of this Country’s most tenacious and hardworking America First fighters. This past November, the voters of Rensselaer County were energized to come out and support Congresswoman Stefanik. I fully support Elise in her re-election, and Rensselaer County Republicans will stand firm to ensure her victory next November!” 

Rensselaer County Conservative Chair William Fiacco

“Since taking office, Congresswoman Stefanik has been a Representative Rensselaer County can rely on. For the first time in a long time, we have a member of Congress who is a leader and dedicated to the concerns of Upstate New York. Elise has a proven record of results and the families of Rensselaer County are thrilled by the overwhelming support of our new Congresswoman to stop Biden’s Far Left agenda and flip the White House next year. Rensselaer County Conservatives will work day and night to help secure Elise’s victory next year.”

Schoharie County Republican Chair Chris Tague

“In a rural and agricultural county like Schoharie, finding a leader who can fight to protect our values is no easy task. However, thanks to redistricting, residents of Schoharie County found their perfect match in Congresswoman Elise Stefanik. Elise has consistently rallied the people in our district to support strong GOP candidates to Save New York and Save America. As the highest-ranking Republican in New York State, Elise’s leadership is critical to continuing a positive trend of Republican voters showing up to the polls each election cycle. I could not be more proud to stand by Elise and support her 2024 re-election campaign.”

Schoharie County Conservative Chair William Hanson

“Congresswoman Stefanik has stepped up to defend the conservative values we hold dear here in Schoharie County. Elise’s role in House leadership allows her to proliferate these values to the highest level in the Nation. I will be supporting Elise and her re-election efforts in 2024.”

St. Lawrence County Republican Chair Connie Elen

“I am proud to once again support Congresswoman Stefanik for her re-election this cycle. Elise is a true warrior and fighter for St. Lawrence County, always bringing the concerns of our citizens to the highest level of government. Moreover, Congresswoman Stefanik has consistently had a campaign office and staff here, which has helped grow our candidates and flipped St. Lawrence County to bright red! We couldn’t be more thrilled to have one of her District Offices now in the City of Ogdensburg as well.”

Warren County Republican Chair Tim McNulty 

“Warren County is incredibly lucky to have Elise Stefanik in Congress representing us at the highest level and leading the fight to oppose President Biden’s Far Left agenda. Warren County Republicans are thrilled that Congresswoman Stefanik, the House Republican Chair, is running for re-election because we need her in office to Save our State, Save our country, and continue to deliver results for hardworking families in Warren County. Elise has successfully delivered millions of federal dollars to our Glens Falls Hospital, secured funding for our local veterans and seniors, and has continued to be a strong advocate for tourism across our county. I’m proud to fully endorse Elise and look forward to continuing to work for her re-election effort.” 

Warren County Conservative Chair Carol Birkholz

“America is obviously in crisis. We need seasoned leadership now more than ever. In the 21st Congressional District, incumbent Congresswoman Elise Stefanik continues to work tirelessly for hardworking families, our Armed Forces and Veterans. Most important Congresswoman Stefanik is a member of the Select Committee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government which holds the current administration accountable for its attacks against the American people. In these times of continuing hardship we need strong leadership in Washington D.C. Congresswoman Stefanik has the expertise, empathy, and courage to be a strong leader.”

Washington County Republican Chair Bill Herrick

“Congresswoman Elise Stefanik has been standing up for the values we hold closest here in Washington County. It’s why Washington County voters stamped their approval last November when Elise won here, overwhelmingly, by more than twenty percent. Elise has been an effective representative, and her position in House leadership allows her to bring our concerns to the highest level of the federal government. I unequivocally support her re-election campaign.” 

Washington County Conservative Chair Beverly Jakway

“Congresswoman Stefanik has never had stronger support in Upstate NY and the North Country and her leadership has never been more important. People are desperate for strong leadership and a fighter who can hold Joe Biden, Kathy Hochul, and their radical administrations accountable. Elise has been leading that fight and we need her in the driver’s seat to make sure we elect more Republicans to push back on the Democrats’ extreme agenda. She is the only person I want representing me in Congress.” 

New York State GOP Chairman Ed Cox

“New York Republicans are incredibly grateful for Elise’s strong leadership for our State. Elise has shown the country what New Yorkers are made of – grit and determination. The NYGOP is honored to have a New Yorker in Senior House GOP Leadership for the first time since Jack Kemp in the ‘80’s and we look forward to her continued leadership in Congress.”

New York State Conservative Party Chairman Jerry Kassar

“I am honored to support Elise Stefanik for re-election. As in the past, the New York Conservative Party stands with her 100%. Elise has a critical role to play in the next two years as a senior member of House Leadership, the most senior elected official from New York and the bulwark against the Far Left’s 45 million dollar campaign to try to flip Conservative party-held seats in New York.”

New York State Conservative Party Executive Vice-Chairwoman Shaun Marie

“I’ve known Elise Stefanik, prior to her earning the title of Congresswoman and Elise is the same caring, down-to-earth person I meet years ago. Elise is one of the most dedicated people I know and focuses on the best interests of all her constituents and gives her all to help candidates who share our values. Congresswoman Stefanik’s rapid rise in Congress is proof that her dedication and understanding of our national problems is her greatest asset. New York State is fortunate to have a woman with her stamina (the Congressional District is the largest geographically in the Eastern United States) and a special love for her hometown North Country area, that includes the military stationed in Fort Drum. We continue to need Congresswoman Stefanik’s strong voice in Congress standing up for us.”


Read the full story in the New York Post here.