Our Candidates

Mark Kelly



  • Former NASA astronaut who is challenging Republican Senator Martha McSally who was appointed to fill the seat of the late John McCain

  • Had a distinguished career in the military prior to joining NASA: earned a BS in marine engineering from the US Merchant Marine Academy and a masters in aeronautical engineering from the US Naval Postgraduate School

  • Was a Navy test pilot who flew 39 combat missions in Operation Desert Storm

  • Is the husband of former Arizona representative Gabby Giffords who was grievously wounded when a gunman attacked her and others at a political
    event in 2008

  • Since his retirement, Mark and Gabby have focused their energies in combating gun violence, creating Americans for Responsible Solutions