Who is Arizona Senator Mark Kelly?

SENATOR Mark Kelly has been in office since 2020 and is looking to continue his run after the upcoming midterm elections.

Now, voters want to know more about him and his background.


Mark Kelly is best known as an American politicianCredit: AFP

Who is Arizona Senator Mark Kelly?

Mark Kelly is a politician who was born on February 21, 1964 in New Jersey.

While he might be known as a Senator now his career in public service dates back decades.

As a son of two police officershe quickly followed in their footsteps and embarked on a career of Marine pilot.

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While in the Navy, he flew 39 combat missions in Operation Desert Storm and received several medals, including the Defense Superior Service Medal and two Distinguished Flying Crosses, according to his Biography.

Besides being a politician and veteranKelly is also a retired astronaut.

In 1996, he and his twin brother, Scott, joined Nasa which led to four trips in space.

“When you look at Earth from space, it really puts into perspective that we’re all in this together,” Kelly says on her website.

Is Mark Kelly married?

Kelly has dedicated his life to public service, but that hasn’t stopped him from settling down.

In 2007, he married a retired politician and gun control advocate Gabby Giffords, who was a member of the United States House of Representatives from 2007-2012.

The couple now reside in Tucson, Arizona.

Before politics, Mark Kelly served in the Navy and worked for NASA


Before politics, Mark Kelly served in the Navy and worked for NASACredit: Getty Images – Getty

Does Mark Kelly have children?

Prior to his marriage to Giffords, he was married to Amelia Victoria Babis from 1989 to 2004.

Meanwhile, the former couple welcomed two daughters, Claudia and Claire.

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Claudia is a student at University of Arizona and previously worked as a Business Opportunity Manager at World View, an aircraft and aerospace component manufacturing company, she said. LinkedIn Profile.

Claire is a graduate of Arizona State University but little information is available on her career at present.