Gabrielle Giffords

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Gabrielle Giffords
Gabrielle Giffords official portrait.jpg
Congressional portrait, Mairch 2010
Member o the U.S. Hoose o Representatives
frae Arizona's 8t destrict
In office
Januar 3, 2007 – Januar 25, 2012
Precedit biJim Kolbe
Succeedit biRon Barber
Member o the Arizona Senate
frae the 28t destrict
In office
Januar 8, 2003 – December 1, 2005
Precedit biRandall Gnant
Succeedit biPaula Aboud
Member o the Arizona Hoose o Representatives
frae the 13t destrict
In office
Januar 1, 2001 – Januar 8, 2003
Precedit biAndy Nichols
Succeedit biSteve Gallardo
Personal details
BornGabrielle Dee Giffords
(1970-06-08) 8 Juin 1970 (age 49)
Tucson, Arizona
Poleetical pairtyDemocratic
Spoose(s)Mark E. Kelly
ResidenceTucson, Arizona
Alma materCornell Varsity (M.U.P.)
Scripps College (B.A.)
ProfessionPoliteecian; Businesswoman
ReligionReform Judaism
SignaturGabrielle Giffords

Gabrielle Dee "Gabby" Giffords (born Juin 8, 1970) is an American politeecian. As a Democratic member o the Unitit States Hoose o Representatives, she representit Arizona's 8t congressional destrict frae 2007 till her resignation on Januar 25, 2012, havin been electit tae Congress three times. She is the third woman in Arizona's history tae be electit tae the U.S. Congress. Considered a "Blue Dog" Democrat,[1] her stances on health care reform an illegal immigration wur soorces o attention for those opponed tae her candidacy an hae made her a recipient o criticism frae various conservative groups. She haes describit herself as a "former Republican".[2]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "About Gabrielle Giffords". Gabrielle Giffords for Congress. Retrieved January 19, 2011.[deid airtin]
  2. "Cops hunt 2nd suspect in deadly Ariz. rampage". msnbc.com. January 9, 2011. Retrieved January 9, 2011.