Governor Terry McAuliffe
Governor McAuliffe graduated from Catholic University in Washington, D.C., and earned his law degree from the Georgetown University Law Center. A businessman and entrepreneur, McAuliffe started his first business while in high school in Syracuse, New York, and has since worked with and led numerous businesses in diverse sectors. In 1985 he helped found the Federal City National Bank and in 1988 was elected its chair, making him the youngest elected chairman of a federally chartered bank in U.S. history. He launched his career in politics between college and law school, serving as national finance director of Jimmy Carter's 1980 presidential reelection campaign. Chair of the 2000 Democratic National Convention, McAuliffe was elected chairman of the Democratic National Committee in February 2001 and served in that role until February 2005. He also served as one of Hillary Clinton's 2008 presidential campaign chairs. A longtime resident of Fairfax County, Virginia, McAuliffe was elected Virginia's governor in November 2013.