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Gabby Giffords

Former state legislator and U.S. Congresswoman

Gabrielle “Gabby” Giffords was the third woman in Arizona’s history to be elected to the U.S. Congress. She represented Arizona’s 8th congressional district from January 3, 2007, until her resignation on January 25, 2012. In 2011 she survived an assassination attempt that left her with a severe brain injury.

Giffords is a graduate of Scripps College and Cornell University, and served in the Arizona House of Representatives from 2001 until 2003 and the Arizona State Senate from 2003 until 2005. She is married to former astronaut and Space Shuttle Commander Mark E. Kelly.

Gabby Giffords will be speaking at:

Opening General Session with Gabby Giffords and Mark Kelly

November 16, 2017 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

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