Kirsten Gillibrand

Democrat for NY-US Senate

Top Issues: Health Care, Environment, Veterans, National Security, Rural Investment, Gun Safety

Committee Assignments: Chair: Subcommittee on Livestock, Dairy, Poultry, Local Food Systems, and Food Safety and Security; Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities; Member: Select Committee on Intelligence; Armed Services; Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry; Special Committee on Aging; Subcommittees: Commodities, Risk Management, and Trade; Food and Nutrition, Specialty Crops, Organics, and Research; Cybersecurity; Strategic Forces

Major Legislation: STOCK Act; James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Reauthorization Act; Main Street Employee Ownership Act; The Military Justice Improvement Act; Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act

Election Outlook: Cook Political Report rating: Solid D
Sen. Gillibrand appears to have avoided a primary challenge and is widely considered to be secure in her re-election. However, former Rep. Lee Zeldin, who made last year’s gubernatorial race with Gov. Kathy Hochul competitive, has not ruled out a run. If Zeldin gets into the race Gillibrand will have to raise significantly more funds for the general than she would otherwise.

Years in Office: 2009-present

Former Elected Offices: U.S. Representative, NY-20

Profession: Lawyer

Professional Experience: Special Counsel, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development

Education: BA, Dartmouth College, JD, University of California, Los Angeles

Did you know?

Kirsten studied abroad in China and Taiwan and once spent a month in India on a fellowship.