Everyone following the 2016 US Presidential election is well aware of Tim Kaine, the Democratic Senator from Virginia. He is poised to become presidential candidate, Hilary Clinton’s Vice Presidential running mate. But how many of you know the Senator’s wife, Anne Holton? The wife of the leading potential Democratic Vice President is clearly a force to be reckoned with. She is the Virginia Secretary of Education and for all those searching for “Anne Holton husband,” “Anne Holton family,” “education secretary,” “VA education,” “Tim Kaine wife,” “department of education Virginia” and “d VA,” you’ve come to the right place. We’ll give you all the information you want to know about former Virginia Governor Tim Kaine’s wife.

Virginia Secretary of Education

58-year-old Anne Holton has been serving in the Department of Education Virginia since 2014. She is the wife of the former Governor of Virginia, Tim Kaine, and was the First Lady of Virginia from 2006-2010. She was born and brought up in Richmond, Virginia where her family aided in integrating the public school system in 1970. The power couple’s three children also attended public schools in Richmond. Holton has always been an advocate for public education and gave a TEDx Talk in 2015, in which she discussed her passion for the public education system.

Professions: Lawyer and Judge

Moreover, Holton has plenty of experience with the Law, as she was a lawyer and a judge. She excelled at her studies and attended Princeton University for an undergraduate degree in economics. Holton received her degree in law, from none other than the prestigious Harvard Law School. She worked in the legal and judicial system before joining the Department of Education Virginia. For 17 years, she served as a Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court Judge, and was a chief judge for three years. What an impressive woman!


Governors: Father and Husband

Holton comes from a legacy of politicians. Her father and her husband were both governors of Virginia at one time, and she is second only to Thomas Jefferson’s daughter, Martha, to be in such a unique position. She is the daughter of former Virginia Governor A. Linwood Holton Jr., who sent her and her three siblings to predominantly black schools.


Anne Holton and Tim Kaine have been married for 27 years and have three children together: Annella and Woody (who are both artists), and Nat (who is an officer in the Marine Corps.) The power couple met when they were studying together at Harvard, and got married a year after graduation.

Gender Gap and Foster Care Reform

When Holton was the First Lady of Virginia, she made efforts to make reforms in the foster system, and focused her efforts on older children. She also addressed issues such as gender inequality and has given speeches regarding the inclusion of women in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math.

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