Mark Kelly

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MARK KELLY

CANDIDATE FOR U.S. SENATE

D - ARIZONA

 

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BIOGRAPHY POLITICAL CAREER

Party: Democratic

Born: 2/21/1964

Education: U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (B.S.), U.S. Naval Postgraduate School (M.S.)

Occupation: Astronaut

Family: Married, two children

Political Career:

  • Candidate for U.S. Senate, 2020

 

 

ISRAEL


  • As a U.S. Senator, will work tirelessly to strengthen the bonds between our two countries.
  • Believes the U.S.-Israel alliance and friendship are central to America's role in the world
  • Committed to ensuring that Israel maintains their qualitative military edge (QME)

CHOICE


  • Supports Roe v. Wade
  • Rejects efforts to make it harder for women to access vital health care services

 

In His Own Words


"Women have the right to choose, and I'm going to stand up to defend that right against uncompromising politicians who are seeking to take it away." (1)

"My relationship with Israel is personal and it was formed during my own service in the Middle East during the First Gulf War.(2)

“The BDS movement is fundamentally anti-Semetic and it singles out Israel for conde4mnation amongst the community of nations. It is a movement that seeks to delegitimize the State of Israel. I will work in the Senate to ensure that we are doing all that we can to combat the BDS movement." (3)

SOURCES: (1) Twitter, 5/21/2019, (2) 2020 Position Paper, (3) 2020 Position Paper

 

Interesting Facts


Kelly is a former astronaut, engineer, and U.S. Navy captain.

He is the husband of former U.S. Representative Gabby Giffords.

As a naval aviator, he flew combat missions during the Gulf War.

Kelly's identical twin brother, Scott Kelly, is also an astronaut. The Kelly brothers are the only known siblings to have both traveled in space.

Kelly was mission commander of the Space Shuttle Endeavor's final flight.