Photos: Kirsten Gillibrand’s Career

Oct. 24, 2013, 1:20 p.m.

A look at the New York sen­at­or’s evol­u­tion.

Rep. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) (C) speaks as New York Gov. David A. Paterson (R) looks on during a news conference announcing her as Paterson's choice to fill the vacant U.S. Senate seat for New York on January 23, 2009 in Albany, New York. Mario Tama/Getty Images
Senator-designate Rep. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) (R) and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton look to each other during a lunch meeting at Waldorf-Astoria Hotel on January 25, 2009 in New York City. Hiroko Masuike/Getty Images
From left: New York City mayor Mike Bloomberg, New York governor David Paterson, Senator Charles Schumer, and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand attend a Mass of Installation at St. Patrick's Cathedral as Archbishop Timothy Dolan takes over as Archbishop of New York April 15, 2009 in New York City. Chris Hondros/Getty Images
First lady Michelle Obama and New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg are joined by Met Museum President Emily Rafferty, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, Rep. Carolyn Maloney, and Rep. Charles Rangel at the ribbon cutting ceremony to officially re-open the Charles Engelhard Court, centerpiece of the newly renovated American Wing, at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 18, 2009 in New York City. Neilson Barnard/Getty Images
U.S. Supreme Court nominee and Federal Appeals Court judge Sonia Sotomayor (R) meets with Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) (C) and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) (L) for lunch on Capitol Hill June 2, 2009. Alex Wong/Getty Images
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) reads papers in the hallway before a news conference on gay marriage on Capitol Hill on March 16, 2011 in Washington, DC. Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images
From left: Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA), Sen. Kay Hagan (D-NC), Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) listen during a news conference April 8, 2011 on Capitol Hill about women's health care. basic health access for women. Alex Wong/Getty Images
Senator Kristen Gillibrand (L) and Vogue Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour attend the Carolina Herrera Fall 2012 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at The Theatre at Lincoln Center on February 13, 2012 in New York City. Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week
 Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) (R) shakes hands with Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Raymond Odierno following testimony with U.S. military leaders before the Senate Armed Services Committee on pending legislation regarding sexual assaults in the military June 4, 2013. Win McNamee/Getty Images
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) speaks while U.S. military leaders testify before the Senate Armed Services Committee on pending legislation regarding sexual assaults in the military June 4, 2013. Win McNamee/Getty Images
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) (C) speaks while flanked by U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) (L), and U.S. Sen. Charles Grassley (R-IA) (2nd-L) and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) during a news conference on sexual assault in the military, July 16, 2013. Gillibrand announced the support of 34 senators that will co-sponsor her proposal to take the decision whether to prosecute sexual assaults out of the hands of the military chain of command. Mark Wilson/Getty Images
Caroline Kennedy (R) gets a hug from Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) during her Senate Foreign Relations Committee confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill, September 19, 2013 in Washington, DC. Mark Wilson/Getty Images
President Barack Obama steps off Air Force One with Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, D-NY, and Senator Chuck Schumer (R), D-NY, on November 15, 2012 upon arrival in New York City. Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) walks on crutches as she arrives at the Senate Democratic Policy luncheon at the U.S. Capitol October 15, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Alex Wong/Getty Images

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