PHOTOS! Here is the biography and pictures of New York’s new Senator Kirsten Gillibrand that David Paterson will choose Friday as Clinton’s Senate replacement. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is Paterson’s expected announcement after a Caroline Kennedy withdrawal at the 11th hour.
LALATE first broke the withdrawal earlier this week of Caroline Kennedy from consideration. Today the New York Times claims a housekeeper was behind the Kennedy withdrawal and that Paterson wasn’t going to choose her anyway. But broadcast news late Thursday says Paterson is stunned while other reports say Kennedy may have already been offered a job by Obama.
Late Thursday, reports say Kirsten Gillibrand will be the name announced by Paterson Friday as Clinton’s senate replacement.
This is an excerpt of Kirsten ‘s bio:
Congresswoman Kirsten Gillibrand was sworn into office on January 4th, 2007 and is serving her first term as U.S. Representative to New York’s Twentieth Congressional District, which stretches across the upstate counties of Saratoga, Dutchess, Columbia, Rensselaer, Washington, Warren, Delaware, Greene, Essex and Otsego.
In her first term in office, Congresswoman Gillibrand has established herself as an independent leader in Congress. She was the lead sponsor of legislation that would implement the bipartisan 9/11 Commission Recommendations, which will help protect our borders and keep America safe. She has been an advocate for decreased federal spending, and introduced legislation that would require the federal government – just as all New York families do – to balance their budget every year. Finally, she has made tax cuts for Upstate and North Country families, one of her highest priorities. She has authored legislation that would double the tax credit for child care expenses and make up to $10,000 in college tuition tax deductible.
Congresswoman Gillibrand has taken unprecedented steps to make her office accountable and transparent to her constituents. She was the first Member of Congress to publish their public schedule online at the end of each day, and as a strong proponent of earmark reform, she voluntarily released every earmark that she requested that would invest in Upstate and North Country priorities.
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