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Career

United States Senate
2009–present
Junior Senator for New York The Capitol / Washington, District of Columbia USA
United States House of Representatives
20072009
United States Representative for the 20th Congressional District of New York The Capitol / Washington, District of Columbia USA
Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP
20012005
Partner New York , New York USA
United States Department of Housing and Urban Development
19992000
Special Council to the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Andrew Cuomo Washington, District of Columbia USA
Hillary Clinton for Senate Campaign
19992000
Campaign Worker New York , New York USA
Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
19911998
Associate New York, New York USA
United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
1992
Law clerk to Judge Roger Miner Albany, New York USA

Professional affiliations

2015–present
114th Congress of the United States of America, The United States Senate Special Committee on Aging Member
2015–present
114th Congress of the United States of America, The United States Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Member
2015–present
114th Congress of the United States of America, The United States Senate Committee on Armed Services Minority Committee Member
2015–present
114th Congress of the United States of America, The United States Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works Senate Minority Committee Member

Accomplishments of note

2014
Author, non-fiction: Off the Sidelines: Raise Your Voice, Change the World Publisher: Ballantine Books Foreward by Hillary Rodham Clinton
2012
Campaign for election to the United States Senate State of New York Final results: Gillibrand 72.18%, Wendy E. Long 26.35%  
2010
Campaign for election to the United States Senate State of New York Special election to fill out remainder of term of Hillary Clinton to January, 2013. Final results: Gillibrand 63%, Joseph DioGuardi 35.1%  
2009
Appointment to the United States Senate State of New York Appointed by Governor David Patterson to fill the U.S. Senate seat  vacated by Hillary Clinton following her being named United States Secretary of State by President Obama
2008
Campaign for the United States House of Representatives 20th Congressional District, State of New York Final results: Gillibrand 62%, Sandy Treadwell 38%  
2006
Campaign for the United States House of Representatives 20th Congressional District, State of New York Final results: Gillibrand 53%, John E. Sweeney 47%  

Professional honors and awards

2014
NYS AHPERD Bernard E. Hughes Award The New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance For outstanding contribution to New York State AHPERD or the professions of Health, Physical Education, Recreation or Dance
2014
Congressional Justice Award American Bar Association For her efforts to improve the justice system by fighting discrimination and supporting comprehensive immigration reform
2014
SUSTY Award American Sustainable Business Council Exemplary leadership in building a more environmentally, socially and economically sustainable America
Moving America Forward Award Americans United for Change Recognized for her extraordinary leadership in the 110th Congress
2013
The Alice Award The Sewall-Belmont House & Museum Honors women who have broken barriers and set new precedents for women
2012
Outstanding Member of Congress Women in Government Relations
2010
Congressional Leadership Award The Semiconductor Industry Association In recognition of her strong support for programs and policies that are vital to maintaining U.S. leadership in high technology

Community

Nationality
American
Politics
Democrat
Denomination
Roman Catholic

Education

Primary school
Academy of Holy Names
Albany, New York USA
University
Dartmouth College Hanover, New Hampshire USA Bachelor of Arts Asian Studies Class of 1988 Magna cum laude
Secondary school
Emma Willard School Troy, New York USA Class of 1984
Law School
University of California Los Angeles School of Law Los Angeles, California USA Juris Doctor Law Class of 1991
Native language
English

Family

Vital statistics

Birth information
December 9, 1966
Gender
Female
Place of birth
Albany, New York USA
Marital status
Married

Marriage

2001–present
 Jonathan Gillibrand    2 children Theodore Gillibrand (2003) Henry Gillibrand (2008)

Parents

Father
Douglas Paul Rutnik
Mother
Polly Edwina (Noonan) Rutnik

Grandparents

Mother's father
Peter E. Noonan
Mother's mother
Dorothea "Polly" (McLean) Noonan (1915-2003)

Ancestry

Polish, Austrian, German, Irish