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Giffords resigned her seat on Jan. 25, 2012.

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.)

  • District: 8th District, Southeast -- part of Tucson and northern suburbs
  • Residence: Tucson
  • Born: June 8, 1970; Tucson, Ariz.
  • Religion: Jewish
  • Family: Husband, Mark Kelly
  • Education: Scripps College, B.A. 1993 (sociology & Latin American history); Cornell U., M.R.P. 1997 (regional planning)
  • Military Service: None
  • Political Highlights: Ariz. House, 2001-03; U.S. House, 2007-present; Ariz. Senate, 2003-05
  • Elected: Elected: 2006 (3rd term)
  • Committee Assignments: Armed Services (Readiness; Tactical Air & Land Forces); Science, Space & Technology (Space & Aeronautics - Ranking Member; Technology & Innovation)
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State Information: 8th District, Southeast -- part of Tucson and northern suburbs

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2010 general Gabrielle Giffords (D) 138,280 48.8%
Jesse Kelly (R) 134,124 47.3%
Steven Stoltz (LIBERT) 11,174 3.9%
2008 general Gabrielle Giffords (D) 179,629 54.7%
Timothy Bee (R) 140,553 42.8%
Paul Davis (LIBERT) 8,081 2.5%
2006 general Gabrielle Giffords (D) 137,655 54.2%
Randy Graf (R) 106,790 42.1%
David Nolan (LIBERT) 4,849 1.9%
Jay Quick (I) 4,408 1.7%
2004 general Jim Kolbe (R) 183,363 60.4%
Eva Bacal (D) 109,963 36.2%
Robert Anderson (LIBERT) 10,443 3.4%
2002 general Jim Kolbe (R) 126,930 63.3%
Mary Ryan (D) 67,328 33.6%
Joe Duarte (LIBERT) 6,142 3.1%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2008 Barack Obama: 46% John McCain: 52%
2004 John Kerry: 46% George W. Bush: 53%
2000 Al Gore: 47% George W. Bush: 49%

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