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Kirsten Gillibrand

Kirsten GillibrandAKA Kirsten Rutnick

Born: 9-Dec-1966
Birthplace: Albany, NY

Gender: Female
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: US Senator from New York

Attorney and New York state legislator elected to US House in 2006, succeeding John Sweeney. Appointed to the US Senate by New York Governor David A. Paterson in 2009, to fill the remaining term of Hillary Clinton, who had been appointed Secretary of State. Centrist "Blue Dog" Democrat; generally pro-abortion rights, pro-gay rights, pro-gun rights. Supported 2008 GM/Chrysler bailout, 2009 economic stimulus, 2010 health care reform; opposed 2008 Wall Street bailout.

Father: Doug Rutnick (lobbyist)
Mother: Polly Noonan Rutnik (attorney, div.)
Husband: Jonathan Gillibrand (venture capitalist, two sons)
Son: Theodore (b. 2004)
Son: Henry (b. May-2008)

    High School: Academy of the Holy Names, Albany, NY (attended)
    High School: Emma Willard School, Troy, NY (1984)
    University: BS Asian Studies magna cum laude, Dartmouth College (1988)
    Law School: JD, University of California at Los Angeles (1991)

    US Senator, New York (appointed, 26-Jan-2009 to present)
    US Congressman, New York 20th (3-Jan-2007 to 26-Jan-2009, resigned)
    Boies, Schiller & Flexner Partner (2001-06)
    US Housing and Urban Development Department Special Counsel to Secretary Andrew Cuomo (1997-2000)
    Dean for America
    Democratic National Committee
    Friends of Hillary
    Hillary Clinton for President
    John Edwards for President
    John Kerry for President
    Kerry Victory 2004
    Obama for Illinois
    Women's Campaign Forum
    Funeral: Robert Byrd (2010)

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