The Honorable Terence R. McAuliffe, the 72nd Governor of Virginia
Terry McAuliffe is the 72nd Governor of Virginia. Since being sworn into office, the Governor has worked to grow and diversify Virginia’s economy and encourage more businesses across the nation and globe to locate in the Commonwealth.
The Governor’s administration has made significant progress in building a stronger transportation infrastructure, taken steps to reform Virginia’s education system to prepare Virginia students for jobs of the 21st Century, and has restored the voting rights of more Virginians than any other governor during the same period of time.
Governor McAuliffe is also committed to standing up for Virginia’s veterans. He expanded the Virginia Values Veterans initiative, which encourages employers to recruit, hire, train, and retrain our veterans. He also signed into law legislation that will provide unemployment compensation to military spouses who leave their job to accompany their spouse to a new military assignment in another state, as well as legislation that will expand access to higher education for eligible veterans’ family members.
The Governor also launched the Virginia Cyber Security Commission which will put Virginia on track to become the national hub for fighting cyber crime, and for attracting the cutting-edge jobs that come with this rapidly growing industry. And, continuing in the spirit of both transparency and innovation, he launched Data.Virginia, a new portal that gives Virginians easy access to a trove of public data from across our many agencies.
Expanding access to health care is one of Governor McAuliffe’s top priorities. The McAuliffe administration recently launched Commonwealth Coordinated Care, a program that will blend and coordinate Medicare and Medicaid benefits for approximately 78,000 eligible Virginians. This innovative program, one of the first in the country, will help make life a little easier for the people affected and will also bring greater efficiencies and cost savings to Virginia’s healthcare delivery system.
In politics and business, the Governor has worked with people from all walks of life and different political backgrounds. Since becoming governor, he has focused on working in a bipartisan way to help grow Virginia’s economy, expand access to health care, and increase educational opportunities for students.
Governor McAuliffe previously served as Chairman of the Democratic National Committee from 2001 to 2005, was co-chairman of President Bill Clinton's 1996 re-election campaign, and was chairman of Hillary Clinton's 2008 presidential campaign.
Terry and his wife Dorothy were married in 1988. They’ve attended St. Luke Catholic Church for two decades and have been involved in every sport, activity, and competition imaginable with their five children Dori, Jack, Mary, Sally, and Peter.
The Governor attended Catholic University and Georgetown Law School.