- Mark Kirk is the junior United States Senator from Illinois and a member of the Republican Party
- Previously, Kirk was a member of the US House of Representatives, representing Illinois's 10th congressional district
|Born:||15 September 1959 Comment |
|How old is Mark Kirk in 2021? / Age: ||62 years
Who is Mark Kirk? / Facts
- Kirk is a social moderate and fiscal conservative
- Born in Champaign, Illinois, he graduated from Cornell University, the London School of Economics, and Georgetown University Law Center
- He practiced law throughout the 1980s and 1990s
- He joined the United States Navy Reserve as a Direct Commission Officer in the Intelligence career field in 1989 and was recalled to active duty for the 1999 NATO bombing of Yugoslavia
- He participated in Operation Northern Watch in Iraq the following year
- He attained the rank of Commander and retired from the Navy Reserve in 2013
- Kirk was elected to the House in 2000
- During his fifth term in November 2010 he won two concurrent elections: to finish the final months of former Senator Barack Obama's term and to serve the next six-year term
- He was sworn in on November 29, 2010, and began a six-year Senate term in January 2011
- In January 2012, Kirk suffered a stroke, and a full year passed before he returned to his congressional duties
- On November 8, 2016, he was defeated in his bid for re-election to his US Senate seat by Democrat Tammy Duckworth
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Last update: 05 July 2020
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