Saturday, October 2, 2010

Cong Mark Kirk -- Republican Candidate for Senate from Illinois

Mark Kirk represents the 10th Congressional District of Illinois located in the suburbs north of Chicago.

In Congress, Congressman Kirk works to advance a suburban agenda that is pro-defense, pro-personal responsibility, pro-environment, and pro-science. He wrote a number of provisions which became law, including funding for commuter rail, improving veteran’s health care, ensuring military voting, and boosting aviation security.

Kirk, who holds the rank of Commander, is a Naval Reserve intelligence officer and has served during conflicts with Afghanistan, Iraq, Haiti, and Bosnia. He recently became the first House member to serve in an imminent danger zone since 1942 when he deployed as a reservist to Afghanistan in December, 2008. He completed his second deployment to Afghanistan in January. Kirk was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal for his Kosovo service in 1999. The U.S. Navy and National Military Intelligence Association named Kirk’s team the VADM Rufus Taylor Intelligence Unit of the Year for outstanding service during Operation Allied Force.

Congressman Mark Kirk is a member of the
Navy Reserves. Use of his military rank, job titles,
and photographs in uniform does not imply
endorsement by the Department of Defense or
Department of the Navy.

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