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Mark Kirk
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United States Senator
from Illinois
In office
November 29, 2010 – January 3, 2017
Preceded by Roland Burris
Succeeded by Tammy Duckworth
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 10th district
In office
January 3, 2001 – November 29, 2010
Preceded by John Porter
Succeeded by Robert Dold
Personal details
Born
Mark Steven Kirk

September 15, 1959 (1959-09-15) (age 61)
Champaign, Illinois
Nationality American
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Kimberly Vertolli (2001–2009; divorced)
Residence Highland Park, Illinois
Alma mater Cornell University (B.A.)
London School of Economics (M.A.)
Georgetown University Law Center (J.D.)
Occupation Attorney, Navy Officer
Military service
Allegiance  United States of America
Branch/service  United States Navy
Years of service 1989–present
Rank US-O5 insignia.svg Commander
Unit Navy Intelligence
Battles/wars Operation Northern Watch

Mark Steven Kirk (born September 15, 1959) is an American politician. He was elected to the United States Senate for Illinois in 2010. Before being a senator, Kirk was a United States Representative for Illinois from 2001 to 2010.

On November 8, 2016, he was defeated in his bid for re-election to his U.S. Senate seat by Democrat Tammy Duckworth.



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