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Sen. Mark Kelly, [D, AZ]


Mark Kelly attended the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and U.S. Naval Postgraduate School. As a naval aviator he made two deployments to the First Gulf War on the aircraft carrier the U.S.S. Midway and flew 39 combat missions in Operation Desert Storm Mark was selected as an astronaut in 1996 in the same class as his twin brother Scott. He flew his first of four missions into space in 2001 aboard Space Shuttle Endeavour, the same space shuttle he commanded on its final flight in May 2011. Mark has spent more than 50 days in space, and has lived on the International Space Station.

Mark Kelly and his wife Gabby made their permanent home in Arizona in 2012 after he retired from NASA and the Navy and she resigned from Congress to focus on her rehabilitation and recovery. Mark’s daughters Claudia and Claire also live in Arizona, with Claire attending Arizona State University. The 2020 Arizona Senate election will be his first attempt to win the seat.


Location Arizona
Party Democrat

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