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Mark Kirk

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Mark Kirk
United States Senator
from Illinois
In office
November 29, 2010 – January 3, 2017
Preceded byRoland Burris
Succeeded byTammy Duckworth
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 10th district
In office
January 3, 2001 – November 29, 2010
Preceded byJohn Porter
Succeeded byRobert Dold
Personal details
Mark Steven Kirk

(1959-09-15) September 15, 1959 (age 64)
Champaign, Illinois
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Kimberly Vertolli (2001–2009; divorced)
ResidenceHighland Park, Illinois[1]
Alma materCornell University (B.A.)
London School of Economics (M.A.)
Georgetown University Law Center (J.D.)
OccupationAttorney, Navy Officer
Military service
Allegiance United States of America
Branch/service United States Navy
Years of service1989–present
Rank Commander
UnitNavy Intelligence
Battles/warsOperation 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[2] by Democrat Tammy Duckworth.[3]


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  1. "About Mark". U.S. House of Representatives. Archived from the original on July 9, 2008. Retrieved July 24, 2008.
  2. Giroux, Gregory (August 13, 2015). "Senate Watch: Illinois Republican Mark Kirk Facing Tough Re-Election Challenge". Bloomberg Politics. Retrieved 27 January 2016.
  3. 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.

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