Sen. Tim Kaine served as governor of Virginia from 2006 to 2010 and chaired the Democratic National Committee from 2009 to 2011. Kaine, the Commonwealth’s 70th governor, began his political career as a Richmond city councilman before ascending to mayor of Richmond and lieutenant governor of Virginia. He is a graduate of Harvard Law School and practiced as a civil rights attorney in Richmond for 17 years. Raised in Kansas City, Missouri, Kaine speaks of himself as a Truman Democrat, committed to making Israel a lasting home for the Jewish people that is safe, secure and at peace with its Palestinian neighbors. Kaine is also supportive of an active role for the United States in achieving a two-state solution. His winning campaign against former Virginia senator and governor George Allen was one of the tightest Senate races of 2012.