Robert F. McDonnell

State:Virginia
Current Office:Governor
Party:Republican Party

 

Governor Bob McDonnell was sworn in as the 71st Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia on January 16, 2010.  He received nearly 59% of the vote, and the most votes of any candidate for Governor in Virginia history. As Virginia’s Chief Executive, Governor McDonnell inherited an unprecedented $4.2 billion budget deficit. He defeated a proposed $2 billion increase in the state income tax, kept existing car tax relief in place and brought Democrats and Republicans together to close the shortfall through spending reductions, and without a single tax increase. At the same time McDonnell was successful in seeing 80% of his legislative proposals passed by Virginia’s General Assembly, which consists of a Republican House and Democratic Senate. Included in the Governor’s proposals were major education reforms to bring more charter schools to the Commonwealth and expand virtual learning programs, as well as a package of dramatic new incentives for job-creating businesses to encourage economic development and job creation in the state. Governor McDonnell has focused extensive time on job creation, and since February 71,500 new jobs have been added in Virginia, the third highest amount nationally.

McDonnell has dedicated his life to public service.  He served 21 years in the U.S. Army, both active duty and reserve, retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel in 1997.  Upon graduating from law school in 1989 he served as a Virginia Beach prosecutor.  McDonnell was elected to the Virginia House of Delegates in 1991 and served 14 years representing Virginia Beach.  He was elected as the 44th Attorney General of Virginia in 2005. As Attorney General, McDonnell kept all seven of his campaign promises and successfully passed 92 of his 105 legislative proposals, with strong bipartisan support.

McDonnell was raised in Fairfax County. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame (BBA), Boston University (MSBA) and Regent University (JD and MBA).  He and his wife Maureen have been married for 34 years. They have 5 children, ages 18-29. Their oldest daughter, Jeanine, served in the U.S. Army, including a tour of duty in Baghdad, Iraq in 2005-2006.

Key Bio Points
  • Recently inaugurated as the 71st Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia
  • Received the most votes of any candidate for Governor in Virginia history.
  • Married 34 years to Maureen McDonnell
  • Father of 5 children
  • Oldest daughter, Jeanine, was Lieutenant in the U.S. Army and is an Iraq War veteran
  • McDonnell served 21 years in the U.S. Army, both on active duty and reserves
  • He retired as a Lt. Colonel
  • Has a master’s degree in business administration and public policy, as well as a  law degree
  • Worked for a Fortune 500 Company
  • Is a former Prosecutor
  • Served 14 years in the Virginia House of Delegates, serving as Chairman of the powerful Courts of Justice Committee, and Assistant Majority Leader
  • As Attorney General, 92 of his 105 legislative proposals were passed into law
 

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jlrestates

hes only out for what he can get, he has done nothing for the people, but hes good for the KLAN!

Dissenting Discussion

KentWDaniel
Please send to everyone DEMOCRAT -- INDEPENDENT -- REPUBLICAN Subject: Retribution is less than 5 months away! Take a look at this and just remember elections in November 2010. U..S. House & Senate have voted themselves $4,700 and $5,300 raises. They voted to NOT give you a S.S. Cost of living raise in 2010 and 2011. Your Medicare premiums will go up $285.60 for the 2-years You will not get the 3% COLA: $660/yr. Your total 2-yr loss and cost is -$1,600 or -$3,200 for husband and wife. Over these same 2-years each Congress person will get $10,000 Do you feel BETRAYED? Will your cost of drugs - doctor fees - local taxes - food, etc., decrease? NO WAY. Congress received a raise and has better health and retirement benefits than you or I. Why should they care about you or me? You never did anything about it in the past did you? Obviously they believe we are simply too stupid or just don't care. Do you really think that Nancy, Harry, Chris, Charlie, Barney, et al care about you? Send the message to these individuals --- YOU'RE FIRED! In 2010 you will have a chance to get rid of the sitting Congress: up to 1/3 of the Senate and 100% of the House! Make sure you're still mad in November 2010 and remind their replacements not to screw-up. It is ok to forward this to your sphere of influence if you are finally tired of the abuse. Maybe it's time for Amendment 28 to the Constitution.. "Congress shall make no law that applies to the citizens of the United States that does not apply equally to the Senators or Representatives, and Congress shall make no law that applies to the Senators or Representatives that does not apply equally to the citizens of the United States ." Let's get this passed around, folks - these people in Washington have brought this upon themselves! It's time for retribution. Let's take back America . If you don't forward this to all your friends you're just part of the problem of national apathy.

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Virginia (change)

 
Virginia was founded in 1607 in Jamestown. Since then, Virginia has grown and prospered into a thriving state rich with diversity from culture to climate.
 
Offices & Officials

Governor: Robert F. McDonnell
Lieutenant Governor: Bill Bolling
Attorney General: Ken Cuccinelli
Secretary of State: Janet Polarek