U.S. Senate - Democrat
Kaine's life of public service began during law school, when he took a year off to work with Jesuit missionaries in Honduras.
After finishing law school, he practiced law for 18 years, specializing in representing people who had been denied housing due to their race or disability. He also taught at the University of Richmond.
In 1994, Kaine was elected to Richmond City Council and served as Mayor.
In 2001, he was elected Lieutenant Governor of Virginia for Gov. Mark Warner.
He was elected governor of Virginia in 2005.
On the national scene, Kaine was Chairman of the Southern Governor's Association from 2008-09 and served as Chairman of the Democratic National Committee 2009-2011.
He says he’s running for US Senate “because America needs optimistic doers who know how to find common ground.”
Kaine supports clean energy technologies like wind, solar and nuclear power, supports President Obama’s health care reform, supports veterans’ issues and is for a strong defense.Read More