|United States Senator|
November 29, 2010 – January 3, 2017
|Preceded by||Roland Burris|
|Succeeded by||Tammy Duckworth|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Illinois's 10th district
January 3, 2001 – November 29, 2010
|Preceded by||John Porter|
|Succeeded by||Robert Dold|
Mark Steven Kirk
September 15, 1959
|Spouse(s)||Kimberly Vertolli (2001–2009; divorced)|
|Residence||Highland Park, Illinois|
|Alma mater||Cornell University (B.A.)|
London School of Economics (M.A.)
Georgetown University Law Center (J.D.)
|Occupation||Attorney, Navy Officer|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Branch/service||United States Navy|
|Years of service||1989–present|
|Battles/wars||Operation Northern Watch|
Mark Steven Kirk (born September 15, 1959) is an American politician. He was elected to the United States Senate for Illinois in 2010, but lost re-election in 2016. Before being a senator, Kirk represented the 10th congressional district of Illinois from 2001 to 2010.
On November 8, 2016, he was defeated in his bid for re-election to his U.S. Senate seat by Democrat Tammy Duckworth.
References[change | change source]
- ↑ "About Mark". U.S. House of Representatives. Archived from the original on July 9, 2008. Retrieved July 24, 2008.
- ↑ Giroux, Gregory (August 13, 2015). "Senate Watch: Illinois Republican Mark Kirk Facing Tough Re-Election Challenge". Bloomberg Politics. Retrieved 27 January 2016.
- ↑ House, Jennifer Bendery White (8 November 2016). "Tammy Duckworth Takes Back Obama's Illinois Senate Seat For Democrats". The Huffington Post. Retrieved 9 November 2016.
Other websites[change | change source]
Media related to Mark Kirk at Wikimedia Commons