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Gabrielle Giffords
Gabrielle Giffords official portrait.jpg
Congressional portrait, March 2010
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Arizona's 8th district
In office
January 3, 2007 – January 25, 2012
Preceded byJim Kolbe
Succeeded byRon Barber
Member of the Arizona Senate
from the 28th district
In office
January 8, 2003 – December 1, 2005
Preceded byRandall Gnant
Succeeded byPaula Aboud
Member of the Arizona House of Representatives
from the 13th district
In office
January 1, 2001 – January 8, 2003
Preceded byAndy Nichols
Succeeded bySteve Gallardo
Personal details
Born
Gabrielle Dee Giffords

(1970-06-08) June 8, 1970 (age 50)
Tucson, Arizona
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Mark Kelly (m. 2007)
ResidenceTucson, Arizona
Alma materCornell University (M.U.P.)
Scripps College (B.A.)
ProfessionPolitician; Businesswoman
SignatureGabrielle Giffords

Gabrielle Giffords is an American politician. She was born June 8, 1970.[1] She is a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives. She was badly injured January 8, 2011, during a shooting in Tucson, Arizona. Giffords was shot in the head at very close range, but survived. She was holding a meeting around the parking lot of a supermarket when the shooting happened.

Since 2007, she has been married to astronaut Mark Kelly.

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