Gabrielle Giffords

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Gabrielle Giffords
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 by Jim Kolbe
Succeeded by Ron Barber
Member of the Arizona Senate
from the 28th district
In office
January 8, 2003 – December 1, 2005
Preceded by Randall Gnant
Succeeded by Paula Aboud
Member of the Arizona House of Representatives
from the 13th district
In office
January 1, 2001 – January 8, 2003
Preceded by Andy Nichols
Succeeded by Steve Gallardo
Personal details
Born Gabrielle Dee Giffords
June 8, 1970 (1970-06-08) (age 43)
Tucson, Arizona
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Mark E. Kelly
Residence Tucson, Arizona
Alma mater Cornell University (M.U.P.)
Scripps College (B.A.)
Profession Politician; Businesswoman
Religion Reform Judaism
Signature Gabrielle 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.

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