The Hill’s 2012 New Members Guide: Page 88 of 93


Sen.-elect Tim KaineTimothy Michael KaineWeek ahead: Crunch time for defense bill’s cyber reforms | Equifax under scrutiny Insurer Anthem to cover bare ObamaCare counties in Virginia Senate votes down Paul's bid to revoke war authorizations MORE (D-Va.)

DATE OF BIRTH: Feb. 26, 1958

BIRTHPLACE: St. Paul, Minn.

RESIDENCE: Richmond, Va.

OCCUPATION: Senior distinguished lecturer on law and leadership, University of Richmond; lawyer

EDUCATION: B.A., University of Missouri; J.D., Harvard Law School

PREVIOUS OFFICE HELD: Chairman of the Democratic National Committee, 2009-2011; governor of Virginia, 2005-2009; lieutenant governor of Virginia, 2001-2005

FAMILY: Wife, Anne Holton; three children

Tim Kaine will return to working side-by-side with his old friend Sen. Mark WarnerMark Robert WarnerOvernight Cybersecurity: Equifax hit by earlier hack | What to know about Kaspersky controversy | Officials review EU-US privacy pact Overnight Tech: Equifax hit by earlier undisclosed hack | Facebook takes heat over Russian ads | Alt-right Twitter rival may lose domain Facebook under fire over Russian ads in election MORE (D-Va.). Kaine served as Warner’s lieutenant governor before Warner was elected to the Senate.

Kaine beat someone who isn’t a stranger to the upper chamber, former Sen. George Allen (R-Va.), who was trying to get his seat back. Sen. Jim Webb (D-Va.), who defeated Allen in 2006 by less than 9,000 votes, decided to retire after just one term.

The race quickly became close, heated and nasty. In order to convince independent voters in a 50-50 state, Kaine often referenced his admiration for other Republicans, including former Sen. John Warner (R-Va.), as well as his father-in-law, former Republican Gov. Linwood Holton.