Richmond, Virginia , United States
|| February 26, 1958
Aug 29, 2014 10:45am
Caucasian - Moderate - Anti Alaska/Offshore Oil Drilling - Anti Embryonic Stem Cell Research - Anti Marijuana Legalization - Anti-Affirmative Action - Anti-Civil Unions - Anti-Death Penalty - Anti-Gay Marriage - Health Care Reform - Pro Environment - Pro- gun - Pro-Labor - Married - Catholic - Straight -
|Info||Tim Kaine: The Basics |
Moved to Richmond in 1984 to marry his wife Anne. Lives in the same house where they raised three kids.
As City Councilman and Mayor, helped cut crime, build schools and attract jobs.
Under his leadership as Governor from 2006-2010, Virginia was named Best Managed State, Best State for Business four years in a row, and Best State in which to Raise a Child.
Protected Virginia’s strong tradition of fiscal responsibility - Virginia was one of only 7 states to maintain AAA bond ratings from all major rating agencies.
In the midst of the worst economy in 70 years, helped maintain Virginia’s status as one of the highest median income states in America and one of the lowest unemployment states. At the close of the Kaine Administration, Virginia was one of only two states that were top ten in median income and lowest ten in unemployment rate.
Recruited major American companies to relocate corporate headquarters to Virginia. Hilton Inc. (from California), SAIC (from California), CSC (from California), Mead-Westvaco (from Connecticut), Volkswagen of North America (from Michigan) all announced relocation during Kaine’s term.
Recruited major American and international companies to make significant investments in Virginia even during difficult economy—EDS (Mecklenburg County), Rolls Royce (Prince George County), Orbital (Accomac County), Canon (Newport News), Ikea (Pittsylvania County), SRI (Harrisonburg), Areva (Newport News).
Cut $7 Billion from the state budget, starting with a reduction in his own salary.
Banned smoking in state buildings, bars and restaurants in Virginia.
Expanded pre-kindergarten, career and technical programs, AP and other joint college enrollment courses for high school students. Percentage of Virginia students passing AP exams in top 3 in nation. Virginia Latino elementary school students top performing in America.
Passed largest bond package in VA history to create jobs and expand higher education opportunities by building new facilities like alternative energy labs and teacher training programs.
Expanded programs to educate nurses and other health care professionals.
Preserved more than 400,000 acres of open space in the state (including 3 new state parks, 6 new state forests, and all or parts of 20+ Civil War battlefields).
Made major investments in Chesapeake Bay clean-up and major initiatives to restore blue crab, native oyster and menhaden populations.
Led strategic and targeted efforts to significantly reduce the state’s infant mortality rate.
Reformed state foster care system.
Led bipartisan efforts to reform mental health services after the tragedy at Virginia Tech.
Passed new laws affecting treatment of victims of crimes of sexual violence.
Expanded of public transit, passenger and freight rail options, including finalizing project to expand Metro to Dulles airport. Also worked to expand Amtrak service from Richmond and Lynchburg to DC.
Required the State Board of Education and local school boards to take steps to ensure that teachers convicted of certain crimes are kept out of the classroom.
Protected National Guard members from losing their jobs during their terms of service and guaranteed in-state college tuition for the children of military personnel stationed in Virginia.
Created an entirely new college - the New College Institute in Southside Virginia - so for the first time students in all regions of the state can pursue a four-year degree without leaving home.
|Mon Jul 27 17:34:49 +0000 2015 - Educación sobre la prevención del abuso sexual debe comenzar en la secundaria. Lee este editorial sobre mi propuesta: http://t.co/9HKoDDvtTx|
Mon Jul 27 17:30:18 +0000 2015 - Education on sexual assault prevention should start before college. Read @NewsInTheBurg’s editorial on my bill: http://t.co/9HKoDDvtTx
Sun Jul 26 17:15:37 +0000 2015 - 25 years since passage, the ADA has helped ensure Americans living with a disability are never victims of discriminatory practices #ADA25
Fri Jul 24 19:55:39 +0000 2015 - Hampton Roads' food bank needs your help. Donate food by calling 757-627-6599 or text FEED to 757-550-3535 http://t.co/4z6tZTmyY2
Fri Jul 24 16:00:47 +0000 2015 - ICYMI: Here's my interview with the @Morning_Joe crew from yesterday discussing Congress' role in the #IranDeal: http://t.co/68qnuG6UUf
Fri Jul 24 14:57:48 +0000 2015 - Ayer, hablé con @NoticiasDC sobre los siguientes pasos para el acuerdo nuclear con #Irán en el Congreso. Veálo aquí: http://t.co/9RmgIZjaut
Thu Jul 23 20:53:01 +0000 2015 - Child hunger increases when school is out for the summer. Text FOOD or COMIDA to 877-877 or call 866-3HUNGRY for assistance in Virginia
Thu Jul 23 20:28:05 +0000 2015 - My remarks at today's first SFRC #IranDeal hearing. Glad Congress agreed on this process for constructive debate: http://t.co/REpZUwu7Kh
Thu Jul 23 20:00:54 +0000 2015 - #LGBT Americans still face unfair paycheck & housing discrimination. Support the Equality Act #EqualityForward http://t.co/KaZNh8PWVM