GLENS FALLS, N.Y.— Today, House Republican Conference Chair and E-PAC founder Elise Stefanik announced her endorsement of former Florida Secretary of State Laurel Lee for Congress in Florida’s 15th Congressional District:
“I’m excited to endorse Laurel Lee for Congress in this new and critical open seat. Having served as Florida’s Secretary of State under Governor Ron DeSantis, Laurel is an experienced leader who will go to Congress to protect our freedoms and defend the rule of law,” said Chairwoman Stefanik. “I look forward to helping Laurel win in November to ensure that she is one of the strong GOP women who are the first through the breach to fire Nancy Pelosi once and for all.”
Laurel Lee thanked the Congresswoman and expressed her excitement to join the ranks of E-PAC endorsed GOP women:
“I am thrilled to receive the endorsement of E-PAC and join the ranks of Republican women across the nation helping to take back Congress,” said Laurel Lee. “As a newly drawn district, we have the unique opportunity to make Florida Congressional District 15 red. Thank you, House Republican Conference Chair and E-PAC founder Elise Stefanik, for your endorsement and for leading the way in getting more Republican women elected to office.”
Chairwoman Stefanik’s E-PAC has now endorsed 30 GOP women candidates in the effort to flip the House this cycle. The majority have won their primaries and three of those women have already been sworn into Congress– Julia Letlow (LA-05), Mayra Flores (TX-34), and Connie Conway (CA-22).
The announcement follows Chairwoman Stefanik’s historic success in the 2020 election cycle when we elected the highest number of GOP women to Congress ever in our nation’s history.
In 2019, only 13 Republican women served in the House of Representatives, making up only 2.9% of Congress. Congresswoman Elise Stefanik founded E-PAC to recruit, engage, empower, elevate, and elect more GOP women to office.
In 2020, E-PAC helped more than double the number of GOP women in Congress in what President Trump called 2020, “The Year of the Republican Women.” 11 out of the 15 seats that flipped red were won by E-PAC endorsed Republican women.
Since its founding, E-PAC has raised and donated over $4 million for GOP women candidates, this includes cycle-to-date more than $1,000,000 directly to GOP women candidates including through WinRed.