Stefanik in TIME100

Republican Conference Chair Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., speaks during the Conservative Political Action Conference, CPAC 2024, at the National Harbor, in Oxon Hill, Md., Friday , Feb. 23, 2024. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

Congresswoman Elise M. Stefanik has been named to Time Magazine’s “2024 Time100,” a list of who the magazine deems to be the most influential people in the world this year.

The list includes musical recording artists like Dua Lipa and Kylie Minogue, actors like Elliot Page and Michael J. Fox and business leaders like Mark Cuban. Stefanik was included in the “Leaders” section of the list, alongside people including E. Jean Carrol, the magazine columnist who sued Donald J. Trump for sexually assaulting her and then defaming her, Texas Governor Greg Abbott, and California Governor Gavin Newsom, as well as international figures like Yulia Navalnaya, the wife of the late Russian opposition leader Alexi Navalny.

The profile included with Stefanik’s nomination, written by senior TIME correspondent Charlotte Atler, notes that Stefanik is the highest ranking woman in the House Republican Conference, and remarks on her political evolution from a moderate young Republican when she was first elected in 2014, to one of the most full-throated supporters of Trump in Congress.

“First elected from upstate New York as the vanguard of a more bipartisan GOP, Stefanik, 39, now counts as one of Trump’s most powerful allies in Congress, having spend the past three years supporting his efforts to overturn Joe Biden’s win, amplifying false claims about election irregularities, and saying she would not have certified the 2020 election results,” the profile reads.

It notes that Stefanik has been rumored to be a contender to join Trump’s ticket as a vice presidential candidate, and has recently become a leading figure in the conservative backlash against diversity, equity and inclusion programs as well as against college campuses handling of antisemitism and political speech regarding the ongoing war in Gaza.

This year’s TIME100 list is published online now, and will hit newsstands on Friday, although the issue is to be dated for April 29.


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