Democratic politician who served as the 70th governor of Virginia from 2006 to 2010. He was elected to the Senate in 2013. In 2016 Hillary Clinton selected him as her running mate in that year's presidential election.
He graduated from Harvard Law School in 1983 after working with the Jesuit order as a Catholic missionary in Honduras for a year.
Despite being a Roman Catholic, a religion that opposes abortion, he has fought for a woman's right to choose.
He has three children with his wife Anne, who he married in 1984.
He was considered a possible running mate for Barack Obama in 2008.