Congresswoman Stefanik returning to Washington

Elise Stefanik wins reelection
Published: Nov. 8, 2022 at 11:36 PM EST
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GLENS FALLS, New York (WWNY) - In New York’s 21st congressional district, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik handily won her fifth term in Washington Tuesday night.

The third-ranking House Republican defeated Democrat Matt Castelli by about 50,000 votes, an 18% margin of victory.

Stefanik’s camp watched numbers come in from the Queensbury Hotel in Glens Falls on election night.

After the race was called, with Republicans aiming to take control of the House and Senate, Stefanik spoke about her plan once the new Congress begins.

“We already have a package of bills when it comes to unleashing American energy independence,” she said. “Speaker Pelosi refused to bring them to the floor, we will bring those bills to the floor. In addition, we’ve been working with our Border Patrol with our members that represent border districts to make sure that we have solutions when it comes to securing the border. That means ending catch and release, it means continuing the appropriations for the border wall and it means making sure border patrol has the support they need.”

The redrawn 21st district no longer includes Watertown and most of Jefferson County.

It includes Fort Drum as well as all of Lewis and St. Lawrence counties.

You can watch our live coverage of her victory speech below.