VA Governor (2014-2018)
Former Governor Terry McAuliffe started his first business -- sealing driveways and parking lots -- when he was 14 years old. He went on to earn millions as a real estate developer, hotel owner and internet venture capitalist. As VA Governor from 2014 to 2018, Terry focused on building a 21st Century economy that created good jobs and expanded economic opportunity for all Virginians, bringing 200,000 good paying jobs to the Commonwealth, driving unemployment down, and raising personal income over 13%. By investing in workforce development and infrastructure, he laid the groundwork for Virginia to be a national leader in clean energy, and helped build a solid cyber ecosystem in the State. Fighting the Republican-led legislature, he successfully secured a record $1 billion investment in education and expanded preschool to thousands of Virginia children. He also fought extreme Republican attacks on women’s health care rights, keeping open every women’s health clinic in the Commonwealth and vetoing all anti-women’s rights legislation. In 2013, Terry campaigned proudly on his support for marriage equality. One of his proudest accomplishments was reversing a racist Jim Crow law that disenfranchised hundreds of thousands of Virginians. Thanks to his efforts, more than 200,000 Virginians have had their voting rights restored.