Announcing the Nov. 7th Primary Election

The former Democratic National Committee chairman was sworn in on January 17 as Virginia’s second lieutenant governor. As Virginia’s lieutenant governor and as Virginia’s attorney general, McAuliffe has been tasked with securing Democratic votes…

Announcing the Nov. 7th Primary Election

The former Democratic National Committee chairman was sworn in on January 17 as Virginia’s second lieutenant governor.

As Virginia’s lieutenant governor and as Virginia’s attorney general, McAuliffe has been tasked with securing Democratic votes in Virginia.

McAuliffe, 67, was born in Portsmouth, Virginia, the sixth of seven children. He attended Northern Virginia Community College and then moved on to VMI, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1968. He later attended Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., where he received a law degree.

His career in politics includes work as mayor of Richmond from 1993 to 1999. When former Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine took office, McAuliffe was tapped to help run his office. During his four years as governor, he gained a reputation as a politically savvy operator able to steer compromises and to work with Republicans.

After a stint as DNC chairman, McAuliffe ran for governor in 2009.

He has also participated in television as a political commentator on MSNBC and CNBC.

McAuliffe’s wife of 30 years, Frances, is also a public servant, holding several political appointments during Kaine’s tenure as governor.

She has campaigned for their four children to attend high school in their hometown of Portsmouth.

McAuliffe is the father of four children, and four grandchildren.

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