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Timothy M. Kaine, is an American politician and the current Democratic Lieutenant Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia and member of the Democratic party. He is the husband of Judge Anne Holton, the daughter of former Governor of Virginia A. Linwood Holton Jr.. Kaine and Holton have three children.
Tim Kaine attended the University of Missouri and Harvard Law School, taking a year-long absence during law school to work with Catholic missionaries in Honduras. Following a successful career as an attorney in private practice, Kaine was elected to the city council of Richmond, Virginia. He would later be elected Mayor of Richmond by the city council, which until 2004 chose the mayor from among its membership. He spent a total of 7 years on the city council, including his time as mayor. As Mayor, Kaine was credited with helping to create Project Exile, an anti-crime measure praised nationally.
In 2001, Kaine was elected the 39th Lieutenant Governor of Virginia, serving under Governor Mark R. Warner. Garnering 50% of the vote, he defeated Republican Jay Katzen (48%) and Libertarian Gary Reams (2%). He was inaugurated on 12 January 2002. As Lieutenant Governor he serves as President of the Senate of Virginia.
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