Government/Politics: TIM KAINE
SENATOR, UNITED STATES SENATE, RICHMOND
After the COVID-19 pandemic first hit, Kaine and his congressional colleagues worked to respond with measures like passing a stimulus package, the CARES Act and the Paycheck Protection Act.
After battling the virus himself and facing long-term effects, Kaine introduced the CARE for Long COVID Act this year.
Kaine’s political career spans many public offices at the state, local and federal level — including Richmond City Council member, Richmond mayor, lieutenant governor and governor. Now in his second term as the state’s junior U.S. senator, Kaine also ran unsuccessfully for vice president as running mate to 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.
Outside of his political career, the Harvard alum practiced law — chiefly representing clients who faced housing discrimination.
It was at Harvard that Kaine met his wife, former state Secretary of Education Anne Holton, who he resides with in Richmond. In his spare time, he enjoys playing harmonica and singing “with as many other musicians or bands as I can.”
ONE THING I’D CHANGE ABOUT VIRGINIA: More willingness to acknowledge the painful parts of our history instead of denying or shying away from them
FAVORITE VACATION SPOT: Anywhere in the mountains of Virginia