Governor Robert McDonnell
Governor McDonnell was raised in Fairfax County, Virginia, and graduated from the University of Notre Dame and later from Boston University and the Regent University School of Law. He served as a medical supply officer in the United States Army for four years and then in the Army Reserve, retiring in 1997 with the rank of lieutenant colonel. Prior to his public-service career, McDonnell had a successful business career with American Hospital Supply Corporation, a Fortune 500 company. He then served as prosecutor in the Office of the Commonwealth's Attorney for the City of Virginia Beach. In 1991 he was elected to the state House of Delegates, representing the 84th District; he served there until he took office as state attorney general, in 2006. He was elected Virginia's governor in November 2009.