Tim Kaine

Tim Kaine
Tim Kaine, official 113th Congress photo portrait.jpg
United States Senator
from Virginia
Assumed office
January 3, 2013
Serving with Mark Warner
Preceded byJim Webb
Chairman of the Democratic National Committee
In office
January 21, 2009 – April 5, 2011
Preceded byHoward Dean
Succeeded byDonna Brazile (acting)
70th Governor of Virginia
In office
January 14, 2006 – January 16, 2010
LieutenantBill Bolling
Preceded byMark Warner
Succeeded byBob McDonnell
38th Lieutenant Governor of Virginia
In office
January 12, 2002 – January 14, 2006
GovernorMark Warner
Preceded byJohn Hager
Succeeded byBill Bolling
76th Mayor of Richmond
In office
July 1, 1998 – September 10, 2001
Preceded byLarry Chavis
Succeeded byRudy McCollum
Personal details
BornTimothy Michael Kaine
(1958-02-26) February 26, 1958 (age 60)
St. Paul, Minnesota, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Anne Holton (1984–present)
Alma materUniversity of Missouri, Columbia
Harvard University
ReligionRoman Catholicism
SignatureSenate website

Timothy Michael "Tim" Kaine (born February 26, 1958) is an American politician.[1] He is serving as the junior United States Senator from Virginia. A member of the Democratic Party, Kaine was first elected to the Senate in 2012.

Kaine declared his candidacy for Governor of Virginia in 2005 in a bid to replace Mark Warner (who was constitutionally unable from serving another term. Kaine won in an uncontested Democratic primary, and faced Republican Attorney General Jerry Kilgore in the general election. Kaine won with 51% of the vote, to Kilgore's 46%. Kaine served as governor from 2006 to 2010. After becoming governor, Kaine gave the Democratic response to the 2006 State of the Union Address. He later became the 51st Chairman of the Democratic National Committee, serving from 2009 to 2011.

In 2012, after incumbent Senator Jim Webb announced he would retire, Kaine declared his candidacy for the U.S. Senate. Kaine won in the Democratic primary and faced former Senator and Virginia Governor George Allen in the general election. In the November 2012 election, Kaine won with 53% of the vote to Allen's 47%.

On 11 June 2013, Kaine delivered a speech on the Senate floor in support of the bi-partisan "Gang of Eight" immigration bill. The speech was entirely in Spanish, marking the first time a Senator had ever made a speech on the Senate floor in a language other than English.[2]

On July 22, 2016, he was picked to be Hillary Clinton's running mate for the 2016 presidential election.[3] He lost the election to Donald Trump and Mike Pence on November 9, 2016.

Early life

The place the Kaine family lived when he was born

Kaine was born in Saint Paul, Minnesota. He is the eldest of three sons.[4] Kaine was born to Mary Kathleen (née Burns) and Albert Alexander Kaine, Jr.. Kaine's father is of Scottish and Irish ancestry, and his mother is of Irish descent. Kaine grew up in Kansas City, Missouri. He graduated from Rockhurst High School in Kansas City, Missouri.

Kaine received his B.A. in economics from the University of Missouri in 1979.[5] Kaine was a Coro Foundation fellow in Kansas City in 1978.[6] He then attended Harvard Law School. He took a break during law school to work with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps in Honduras.[7] Kaine worked in Honduras for nine months from 1980 to 1981.

Kaine graduated from Harvard Law School with a law degree in 1983,[8] and was admitted to the Virginia Bar in 1984.

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