1971

  • Elsie and Henry with Senator John Heinz, Teresa Heinz, President Ford, and Jack Heinz
Coordinates Labor for Heinz for Congress (special election against John Connolly) and serves in same role in 1972.

1974

Elected to the Republican Leadership Committee of the Pennsylvania Republican State Committee.

1975

Elected Pennsylvania Member Republican National Committee (serves with Drew Lewis)

1976

  • Elsie with President Gerald Ford in Convention War Room
Co-chairs Pennsylvania Campaign for President Ford and as an elected Delegate to the 1976 National Convention in Kansas City, she served as Floor leader for President Gerald Ford.

1976

Chairs Labor for Heinz for United States Senate Campaign.

1978

  • Elsie with gubernatorial candidate Dick Thornburgh
Appointed State Co-chair of Thornburgh for Governor Committee.

1978

Elected to the Executive Committee of the Republican National Committee.

1979

  • Elsie with Presidential candidate George HW Bush at Pittsburgh airport
Appointed Chairman of the Pennsylvania George Bush for President Committee. She also served on his National Steering Committee.