Kirsten Gillibrand is a two term US Senator from New York. She announced her run for President on March 17, 2019. (For debate info, visit our home page.)
Birthdate: December 9, 1966
Birthplace: Albany, New York
Birth name: Kirsten Elizabeth Rutnik
Father: Douglas Paul Rutnik, attorney and lobbyist
Mother: Polly (Noonan) Rutnik, attorney
Marriage: Jonathan Gillibrand
Children: Theodore and Henry
Education: Dartmouth College, A.B., 1988; University of California, Los Angeles, J.D., 1991
Campaign website: https://kirstengillibrand.com/
- From 1991 to 2000, was an associate attorney at the law firm of Davis Polk & Wardwell, and from 2001 to 2005 was an associate at Boies Schiller Flexner.
- In 2000, Gillibrand served as special counsel to then HUD Secretary Andrew Cuomo.
- Elected to the US House of Representatives in 2007 from New York's 20th Congressional District.
- In 2009, was appointed to fill Hillary Clinton's US Senate seat in New York, and was reelected to that office in 2012 and 2018.
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