Who is Tim Kaine?
Tim Kaine is currently the Democratic Senator from Virginia. Before being elected to the U.S. Senate in 2012, Kaine had a long career in public service. He started his career at the 76th Mayor of Richmond, Virginia, serving from 1998 to 2001. After, he was elected as Virginia’s Lieutenant Governor and went over to serve one term as Governor.
From 2009 to 2011, he was the Chair of the Democratic National Committee.
Tim Kaine’s Policy Positions
As member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Kaine worked with Senator John McCain to rewrite the 1973 War Powers Resolution and partnered with Senator Jeff Flake to draft a compromise proposal for authorizing the war against ISIL. Kaine also teamed up with Senator Bob Corker to co-author the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act, which set up a constructive process for Congressional review of the final nuclear agreement with Iran.
In regards to domestic policy, Kaine supports the right for a woman to make her own health choices, voted in support for the Affordable Care Act and announced his support for gay marriage in 2013.
Kaine was the governor during the tragic Virginia Tech shootings and has called for strengthened background checks, increased resources to enforce gun laws, and improved mental health treatment.