Saratoga County

Stefanik, husband purchase home in Saratoga County

Details about congresswoman's new home not disclosed
Elise Stefanik speaks at a press conference with officials at Curtis Lumber in Ballston Spa on Oct. 25.
Elise Stefanik speaks at a press conference with officials at Curtis Lumber in Ballston Spa on Oct. 25.

SCHUYLERVILLE — U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik and her husband, Matthew Manda, recently moved into a new home in Saratoga County, according to Stefanik’s deputy chief of staff, Tom Flanagin.

On Friday night, Flanagin issued a news release about the home purchase.

“For publication/referencing purposes going forward, Congresswoman Stefanik and her husband have purchased and moved into a home in Schuylerville, New York (Town of Saratoga),” he said in the email.

For the past four years, Stefanik, who serves as the representative for New York’s 21st Congressional District, has used the address of a family-owned house in Willsboro as her home address. She also has a residence in Washington, D.C.

The House of Representatives Clerk will update official records to list Stefanik as “R-Schuylerville,” Flanagin said.

Her family continues to own the Willsboro house, he added. 

On Tuesday, Flanagin elaborated on the move, noting that Stefanik and Manda had been searching for a new home for some time.

“As a newly married couple, Matt and Elise spent a year looking for the right fit and are excited about their new home,” he said. “The Stefanik family continues to own a home in Willsboro as they have since the congresswoman was 3 years old.”

As of Tuesday, no deed transfer records had been filed for either Stefanik or Manda, according to the Saratoga County Clerk’s Office online database. The home’s location and other details were not disclosed.

New York’s 21st Congressional District stretches from Saratoga and Fulton counties to the Canadian border, and east-west from Lake Champlain to Lake Ontario.

Stefanik won a third term as the district’s representative in the House in November, holding off a challenge from Democrat Tedra Cobb.

She was first elected in 2014 at age 30, following the retirement of Rep. Bill Owens, D-Plattsburgh; she won 52 percent of that vote against Democrat Aaron Woolf and Green candidate Matt Funicello.

In 2016, she beat Democrat Mike Derrick by a 2-1 ratio.

Stefanik grew up in the Albany area and worked in the George W. Bush White House before returning to the region in 2014. 

She is an outspoken advocate of military spending and veterans’ issues and has touted herself as one of the most bipartisan members of Congress, citing her in work pushing for environmental legislation to protect the Adirondacks.

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