Terry McAuliffe

Terry McAuliffe DEMDemocrat

American businessman and politician

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Terry McAuliffeDEMDemocrat American businessman and politician
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VAResidence (state)

Terence Richard McAuliffe (born February 9, 1957) is an American businessman and politician who served as the 72nd governor of Virginia from 2014 to 2018. A member of the Democratic Party, he was co-chairman of President Bill Clinton's 1996 reelection campaign, chairman of the Democratic National Committee from 2001 to 2005 and chairman of Hillary Clinton's 2008 presidential campaign. McAuliffe was an unsuccessful candidate for the Democratic nomination in the 2009 Virginia gubernatorial election. In the 2013 gubernatorial election, after he ran unopposed in the Democratic primary, he defeated Republican Ken Cuccinelli and Libertarian Robert Sarvis in the general election. He ran for a non-consecutive second term as governor in the 2021 gubernatorial election but narrowly lost to Republican nominee Glenn Youngkin.Throughout his term in office, McAuliffe presided over a Republican-controlled legislature and issued a record number of vetoes for a Virginia governor. Because of this partisan division, he was unable to achieve many of his legislative goals, principle among them, Medicaid expansion, which was later enacted by McAuliffe's successor, Ralph Northam. As governor, McAuliffe focused heavily on economic development and restored voting rights to a record number of released felons. During his final year in office, he responded to the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, condemning the rally and calling for the removal of Confederate monuments from public spaces throughout Virginia; Northam began the removal of these monuments a few years later. McAuliffe left office with high approval ratings, though not as high as his immediate predecessors.

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Education6 - 6 of 4
The Catholic University of America
Georgetown University
Bishop Ludden Junior/Senior High School
Georgetown University Law Center
Past Positions1 - 5 of 5
Governor
Commonwealth of Virginia
2014 - 2018
Chair
Democratic National Committee (DNC)
2016 - 2017
Chair
Community Bank
Owner
American Heritage Homes
Owner
McAuliffe Driveway Maintenance
Other Experience1 - 8 of 8
Supporter
Catholic Charities
Lifetime Member
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
Member
Saint Luke's Catholic Church
Supporter
The Martin Luther King Junior National Memorial Foundation
Supporter
Knock Out Abuse
Supporter
McLean Little League
Supporter
The Make-a-Wish Foundation
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The Epilepsy Foundation