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Kirsten Gillibrand

Posted: December 30, 2014 | By: Harkin Institute Tagged:

Kirsten Gillibrand was born in Albany, New York on December 9, 1966. She attended Dartmouth College, earning a degree in Asian studies. She then went on to graduate from law school at the University of California, Los Angeles. In 1991, she began a law career in New York. In 2006, she was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives for the Twentieth Congressional District of New York and was subsequently re-elected in 2008. However, she didn’t serve her second term in the House since she was appointed to the U.S. Senate to fill a vacated seat. She has remained in that seat, winning a 2010 special election and subsequent elections in 2012 and 2018. She is married to her husband Jonathan and has two children.

Kirsten Gillibrand announced on January 15, 2019 that she was forming an exploratory committee and then formally declared her candidacy for the Democratic nomination on March 17, 2019.

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