Elise Stefanik will become the youngest Republican woman ever elected to Congress with her win in today's election. The Republican romped in with 63 per cent of the vote (of the 21 per cent counted), according to the Times Union. Stefanik delivered an acceptance speech to her supporters at 10:40 p.m.
From the Times: "This victory truly belongs to each and every one of you," she told supporters. With 21 percent of the vote counted, Republican Elise Stefanik had 63 percent of the vote and was leading Democrat Aaron Woolf in the race to succeed U.S. Rep. Bill Owens in the race for the 21st Congressional District. Woolf had 28 percent of the vote and Green Party candidate Matt Funiciello had 9 percent of the vote".
It was just over a year ago Stefanik moved back to her family’s seasonal home in Essex County. The district she will represent covers a large section of the Adirondacks. It spans from Saratoga Springs in the south to Watertown in the west and the Canadian border in the north.