The Youngest Congresswoman Ever Explains Why We Need More Female Leaders

“Congresswoman Elise Stefanik is not your typical Millennial. At the age of 31, she’s already a member of Congress, where the average age is 60.”

As House Republicans build a bold, forward-looking agenda for a more confident America, Rep. Elise Stefanik of New York is leading with, “…a fresh approach.” Stefanik sat down with Elite Daily to discuss what it is like to be the youngest member serving in the People’s House.

Congresswoman Elise Stefanik

“In her view, being the youngest female member of Congress in US history is not just an honor, it’s a tremendous responsibility.

It’s an incredibly humbling experience. I didn’t know I would be the youngest woman ever elected to Congress.
The media started covering this after I won my primary and an interesting thing started happening at campaign events — moms and dads started bringing their young daughters… and for many of these families this was their first time at political rallies.
[These parents] wanted to show their young daughters a role model and an example of what they could achieve… For me that’s incredibly humbling, and I do take my role seriously as a role model. I try to lead by example and by bringing a fresh approach to Congress and a willingness to reach across the aisle.

The congresswoman is not just concerned with setting an example for young women, she’s also extremely focused on helping her generation progress and is the Chair of the Millennial Task Force.

In her opinion, Millennials are already beginning to shape the destiny of the US, and they must be included in any discussions surrounding its economic and political future.”

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