Gabrielle Dee Giffords is an American politician and gun control advocate who served as a member of the United States House of Representatives representing Arizona's 8th congressional district from January 2007 until January 2012, when she resigned due to a severe brain injury suffered during an assassination attempt. A member of the Democratic Party, Giffords was the third woman in Arizona's history to be elected to the U.S. Congress. She is married to former Space Shuttle Commander Mark E. Kelly, who is currently running for a seat in the U.S. Senate. Born and raised in Tucson, Arizona, Giffords graduated from Scripps College and Cornell University. After initially moving to New York City, where she worked in regional economic development for Price Waterhouse, Giffords returned to Arizona to work as the CEO of El Campo Tire Warehouses, a family business started by her grandfather.
|Born:||Gabrielle Dee Giffords, June 8, 1970, Tucson, Arizona, U.S.|
|Political party:||Republican (Before 2000), Democratic (2000–present)|
|Relatives:||Gwyneth Paltrow (second cousin), Jake Paltrow (second cousin)|
|Education:||Scripps College (BA), Cornell University (MRP)|
|Preceded by:||Jim Kolbe|
|Succeeded by:||Ron Barber|
|Instagram:||Gabby Giffords's Instagram profile|
|Facebook:||Gabby Giffords's Facebook profile|
|IMDb:||Gabby Giffords's IMDb|
About Gabrielle Giffords
Democratic member of House of Representatives from Arizona who served her state from 2001 to 2012. She survived a nearly fatal gunshot wound to the head on January 8, 2011. When she handed in her resignation so that she could focus on her recovery she received a standing ovation from the entire House.
She attended Scripps College and Cornell University where she studied Mexican American relations.
She is the second cousin of actress Gwyneth Paltrow.
She married NASA astronaut Mark Kelly on November 10, 2007; they have daughters named Claudia and Claire.
She was interviewed by Diane Sawyer about her tragic ordeal.
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