New York Gov. David Paterson has selected Kirsten Gillibrand as his replacement for the seat vacated by Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Gillibrand's appointment ends a two-month wait for a replacement for Clinton, who had previously said she would not relinquish her seat until she was confirmed as President Barack Obama's choice for Secretary of State.
Her appointment runs until a special election to take place on November 2010.
Gillibrand acknowledge she isn't a well known figure to many people in her state but said she would work hard for people in all the state, according to the New York Times.