Kirsten E. Gillibrand

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Kirsten E. Gillibrand (born in Albany, N.Y., December 9, 1966), a Democrat, defeated Republican incumbent John Sweeney for the 20th Congressional District of New York in the 2006 Democratic sweep of Congress (see: New York U.S. House election, 2006).

The Congresswoman was a Democratic lawyer from Albany, New York. She worked as a law clerk for Second Circuit Court of Appeals, and during the Clinton Administration, she served as Special Counsel to the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Andrew Cuomo.



  • A.B., Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., 1988
  • J.D., University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, Calif., 1991


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  • married, with one young son.



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