KELLY, Mark Edward (1964-)

Democrat of Arizona

0th congressional district

Serving in Senate 2019-Present

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a Senator from Arizona; born in Orange, N.J., February 21, 1964; graduated Mountain High School, West Orange, N.J., 1982; B.S., marine engineering and nautical science, United States Merchant Marine Academy, 1986; M.S., aeronautical engineering, United States Naval Postgraduate School, 1994; naval aviator, United States Navy 1987-2012, attaining the rank of captain; served in Operation Desert Storm during the First Gulf War, received numerous awards, including the Legion of Merit and the Distinguished Flying Cross; joined the United States space program as a member of the NASA Astronaut Corps in 1996, flying four missions into space and living aboard the International Space Station; space exploration company owner; non-profit organization founder; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in a special election on November 3, 2020, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of John Sydney McCain, III, a seat subsequently held by appointed senators John Kyl and Martha McSally, for the term ending January 3, 2023, and took the oath of office on December 2, 2020.
Courtesy of Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

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