Timothy Michael Kaine, also known as Tim Kaine is a popular American Politician who has served in different political offices in America such as the 38th Lieutenant Governor and the 70th Governor.
Kaine who is also a US attorney is currently serving as the junior US Senator from Virginia, a portfolio he has been holding since 2013 after his election to the Senate in 2012. The Democrat was also nominated by his political party, the Democratic Party, to serve as Hillary Clinton’s running mate and as US Vice President in the 2016 elections.
Kaine was born on February 26, 1958, as the eldest of three children born to Albert Alexander Kaine Jr., a welder and his wife, Kathleen (née Burns), in St Paul, Minnesota’s most populated city.
A Christian by religion, Kaine grew up and had his basic education in the city of Kansas where his parents moved to when he was just two years old. He attended Rockhurst High School a private Catholic, Jesuit, all-boys, the preparatory school where he began to have an experience of leadership, serving as the school’s student body President before his graduation in 1976.
In 1979, he was admitted into the University of Missouri for his B.A in Economics which he completed in three years and moved on to Harvard Law School to obtain a certificate as a lawyer, a career he always longed to pursue from his early age. He graduated in 1983 with a J.D. degree and began to practice his newly found a career in Richmond, Virginia where he served for 17 years, specializing in fair housing law and representing clients who are discriminated against on the basis of disability or race.
Kaine’s Political Career
Among the most highly acclaimed political juggernauts across the city of Virginia, Tim Kaine will always be singled out as among the very few who has the most experience at all levels of government. Passionate about reconciling the race-related issues in his state and possibly the entire US, Kaine is perhaps, one of the very few politicians who are able to carefully manage the issue of race and religion in their political lives without a clash.
Although his interest in politics was partly influenced by his wife’s family and his experience at the Richmond city council, Tim Kaine is now a personality that cannot be easily overlooked in the world of politics. He got his first political ascent in 1994 when he was voted to the Richmond City Council. It was followed by his election as the governor of Virginia in 2005 and as the U.S member of the Senate in 2012. 2016 was the peak of it all when he was nominated by his party to run with Hillary Clinton in the presidential race.
Having taken up several portfolios since his graduation in Harvard University, Tim Kaine must have garnered a huge sum from salaries, gifts and investments. The democrat with an American nationality is said to have a net worth of $1.45 million with an annual salary of about $174,000. Aside from his financial earnings, Tim has a number of accolades to his name. He received the Humanitarian Award from the Virginia Region of the National Conference for Community and Justice, now the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities. He is one of the 30 politicians in the American history that served as mayor, a governor and US senator.
Family, Wife and Son: Is He Gay?
Kaine’s birth name is Timothy Michael Kaine. His father, Albert Alexander Kaine, Jr. was a welder and the owner of a small iron-working shop where Kaine usually went to during his younger days to give a helping hand. His mother Mary Kathleen, was a home economics teacher. He has a Scottish and Irish background.
Tim Kaine met his beloved wife Anne Holton in Harvard University, a short while after his return from Honduras where he went on a short missionary journey. Ann who was then a first year Law student at the university later graduated and served as the Secretary of Education for the Commonwealth of Virginia. When Kaine became governor of Virginia, she also became the state’s first lady.
Unlike her husband who is a Democrat, Ann is a Republican as she was raised in a family with a great interest in politics. Her father served as Virginia’s governor from 1970 to 1974 while her paternal grandfather worked in a small coal-hauling railroad as an executive. She attended an all-black school with her siblings at Virginia.
Tim Kaine got married to Ann at a Roman Catholic Church in Richmond, in November 1984 and they have been living together as a couple with their three children- Nat, Woody and Annella.
Despite his major rise in the political field, Kaine has been involved in lots of controversies one of which is whether or not he is gay. This speculation was sparked off by his comments about the LGBTQ rights when he described gay people as God’s beautiful diversity of the human family who should be celebrated instead of being criticized. His comment signified a U-turn from his earlier criticism of gay marriage.
Tim Kaine Height and Body Measurement
The brown-haired and blue-eyed American has a height of 5 feet 8 inches (1.73m) and a body weight of 78 kilograms.
Quick Facts about Tim Kaine
|Full Name:||Timothy Michael Kaine|
|Birth Date:||February 16, 1958|
|Birth Place:||Minnesota, USA|
|University Attended:||Rockhurst High School, University of Missouri and Harvard LawSchool|
|Parents Name:||Albert Alexander Kaine, Jr.and Mary Kathleen|
|Net Worth:||$1.45 million|
|Married:||Yes, to Anne Holton on November 24, 1984|
|Number of Children:||Three (Woody Kaine, Annella Kaine, Nat Kaine)|
|Is Tim Kaine gay?||No|
|Height:||5 feet 8 inches (1.73m)|