Political Highlights: U.S. House of Representatives, 2007-09; U.S. Senate, 2009-present Born: Dec. 9, 1966; Albany, N.Y. Residence: Brunswick Religion: Roman Catholic Family: Husband, Jonathan Gillibrand; two children Education: Dartmouth College, A.B. 1988; U. of California, Los Angeles, J.D. 1991 Military Service: None Start of Service: Elected: 2012 (1st full term) Committee Assignments: Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry; Armed Services (Airland; Emerging Threats & Capabilities; Personnel - Ranking Member); Environment & Public Works; Special Aging
Roll Call and CQ Weekly use ratings assigned by the Rothenberg Political Report, which are defined as follows:
SAFE: As of today, the party indicated is all but certain to win the seat.
FAVORED: One candidate has a substantial advantage, but an upset is still possible.
LEAN: The party indicated has the edge, but the outcome is less certain than for races rated as favored.
TILT: The outcome is effectively regarded as a tossup for each of these highly competitive seats, although the party indicated has a slight edge.
TOSSUP: Neither party has an edge in these contests.