Candidate Details

Tim Kaine

VA - Senate

Senator Tim Kaine is running for his second term representing Virginia in the U.S. Senate. He was elected to the Richmond City Council in 1994, where he spent seven years, including serving two terms as Mayor. In 2001, Kaine was elected Lieutenant Governor, and in 2005 was elected Governor of the Commonwealth. Throughout his career, Kaine has been a stalwart supporter of statewide conservation and renewable energy initiatives. In 2006, as Governor, he helped conserve over 400,000 acres of land from property development and put more than $1 billion into the cleanup of the Chesapeake Bay and Virginia’s rivers. He established a groundbreaking program to survey air pollution from Virginia facilities that had been grandfathered in by the 1970 Clean Air Act as part of a comprehensive effort to reduce air pollution, and advanced a number of innovative approaches to expand public transit options. In the Senate, he has been a vocal supporter of addressing climate change through President Obama’s Climate Action Plan, rejecting the Keystone XL Pipeline and advancing clean energy solutions. Senator Kaine has a lifetime score of 91% on LCV’s National Environmental Scorecard.