Former Governor Timothy M. Kaine
Randolph-Macon President Robert R. Lindgren is pleased to announce that the college
will host former Governor Timothy M. Kaine on Monday, April 12, 2010 at 7:00
p.m. in Blackwell Auditorium in the R-MC Center for the Performing Arts.
Governor Kaine will speak on Lessons Learned From 16 Years in Elected Office.
Kaine became the 70th Governor of Virginia on January 14, 2006—the first Virginia
Governor to be inaugurated at the Colonial Capitol in Williamsburg since Thomas
Jefferson. He previously served as Virginia’s Lieutenant Governor from 2002-2006.
Prior to that, he was elected to four terms on Richmond’s City Council, including
two terms as Richmond’s mayor. While mayor, Kaine helped create and implement the
law known as Project Exile, which was credited with reducing gun-related violence.
During his tenure as governor, Virginia was recognized as the most business-friendly
state in America (Forbes.com 2006, 2007 and 2008; CNBC 2007), the top-performing
state government in America (Governing Magazine, 2008) and the state where
“a child is most likely to have a successful life” (Education Week, 2007).
Virginia also boasted one of the highest median incomes and one of the lowest unemployment
rates in the nation.
Under Kaine’s leadership as governor, he moved the state’s focus from education
competence to excellence. He worked to reform the financing and accountability of
Virginia's transportation infrastructure and focused on improving Virginians’ access
to the health care network. Kaine invested $660 million in cleaning up Virginia’s
rivers and the Chesapeake Bay, and in honor of Virginia’s 400th anniversary, embarked
on an effort to preserve 400,000 acres of open space, farms and forests. He also
issued Virginia’s first comprehensive energy plan.
Kaine grew up in Kansas City. He later received his B.S. in economics from the University
of Missouri. He entered Harvard Law School but took a year off to work with the
Jesuit order as a Romanic Catholic missionary. During that time, Kaine ran a small
vocational school for teenage boys in Honduras. He later returned to Cambridge and
received his law degree from Harvard in 1983.
Kaine practiced law in Richmond, Virginia for 17 years, specializing in representing
people who had been denied housing opportunities because of their race or disability.
He currently serves as Senior Distinguished Lecturer at the University of Richmond
School of Law and Jepson School of Leadership Studies.
Kaine is married to former Richmond Juvenile Court Judge Anne Holton, the daughter
of former Virginia Governor A. Linwood Holton Jr. They have three children, Nat,
Woody and Annella.
This event is free and open to the public; however, an admission ticket is required.
Tickets ordered on or after Thursday, April 8th will be held in your name at Will
Call and can be picked up from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Monday, April 12 in the lobby
of Blackwell Auditorium. Tickets will also be offered at the door as available.
For more information, please contact Anne Marie Lauranzon at
firstname.lastname@example.org or (804) 752-7317.