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Tim Kaine

Tim Kaine

U.S. Senate (D-VA)

Tim Kaine is the junior United States Senator from Virginia. Previously, he served as LT. Governor and Governor of Virginia. Kaine currently serves on the Armed Services; Budget, and Foreign Relations Committees.

Kaine was first elected to the U.S. Senate in 2012, winning with 53 percent of the vote. He is up for re-election in 2018. Kaine was also Hillary Clinton's running mate in the 2016 presidential election.

Kaine is a proponent of comprehensive immigration reform. He is also supportive of efforts to repeal dual national provisions the Visa Waiver Program reforms that were recently passed into law.  Kaine also supported the Iran nuclear deal. As a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Kaine has become an influential voice in the debate over congressional oversight in foreign policy.

 

 

Background Information

Hometown: Richmond, VA

Birthdate: 2/26/1958

Born in: St. Paul, MN

Occupation: Attorney

Religious Affiliation: Catholic

Marital Status: Married (Anne)

Previous Political Experience: Richmond City Council, 1994-2001; VA Lt. Governor, 2002-06; VA Governor, 2006-10; Democratic National Committee Chair, 2009-11, US Senate 2013-current

Elected: 2012

Next Election: 2018

Family: 3 Children

Education: JD Harvard Univ., 1983