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  Kirk, Mark
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AffiliationRepublican  
<-  2011-01-03  
 
NameMark Kirk
Address275 Whistler Road
Highland Park, Illinois 60035, United States
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Born September 15, 1959
Died Still Living (54 years)
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Tags Caucasian - Moderate - Anti Alaska/Offshore Oil Drilling - Anti-Affirmative Action - Anti-Labor - Pro Embryonic Stem Cell Research - Pro Environment - Pro Free Trade - Pro School Vouchers - Pro-Bush Tax Cuts - Pro-Choice - Pro-Civil Unions - Pro-Gay Marriage - Pro-Gun control - Pro-Social Security Privatization - Married - United Church of Christ - Disputed -
InfoMark Steven Kirk represented the 10th Congressional District of Illinois located in the suburbs north of Chicago, but now is senator elect. Kirk, is a member of the House Appropriations Committee serving on the Foreign Operations, Commerce, Justice, State and Legislative Branch subcommittees.

Congressman Kirk wrote a number of provisions which became law, including, funding for commuter rail, improving veteran's health care, ensuring military voting, and boosting aviation security. Congressional Quarterly named Congressman Kirk as one of the "28 Emerging Leaders in Congress."

Kirk began his career on the staff of his predecessor, Congressman Porter. He later served in the World Bank, the State Department, the law firm of Baker & McKenzie, and the U.S. House International Relations Committee.

Congressman Kirk served as a Naval Reserve intelligence officer during conflicts with Iraq, Haiti, and Bosnia. He served four tours at sea and three in Panama. The U.S. Navy named Kirk 'Intelligence Officer of the Year' in 1999 for his combat service in Kosovo. Kirk also served as an air crewman over Iraq as part of Operation Northern Watch.

Representative Kirk graduated from New Trier High School and attended the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico before earning a B.A. from Cornell. He holds a Masters Degree from the London School of Economics and a law degree from Georgetown.

Congressman Kirk and his wife, Kimberly, live in Highland Park, Illinois.


JOB APPROVAL POLLS
DateFirmApproveDisapproveDon't Know
10/10/2006-10/11/2006 Mellman Group (D) 44.00% ( 0.0) 34.00% ( 0.0) 22.00% ( 0.0)

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Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Jun 06, 2013 06:00pm News Sen. Mark Kirk to Eric Holder: Is DOJ spying on Congress?  Article ScottĀ³ 
Apr 02, 2013 11:00am Announcement GOP Sen. Mark Kirk Supports Marriage Equality  Article Homegrown Democrat 
Dec 06, 2012 12:20pm Announcement Kirk to return to Senate on Jan. 3  Article RP 
Nov 04, 2012 06:00pm News Mark Kirk Climbs Willis Tower Months After Major Stroke  Article IndyGeorgia 
May 29, 2012 06:00pm News Mark Kirk's ex-wife files FEC complaint questioning campaign payments  Article J.R. 
May 08, 2012 09:10pm Video Sen. Mark Kirk discusses his stroke, shows rehab  Article Imperator 

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