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Biographical Profile for Mark Warner
Currently Elected U.S. Senate, Virginia
Age: 60
Party: Democratic Party of Virginia
Phone: 202-224-2023
Address: 2034 Eisenhower Ave, Suite 222
Alexandria, VA 22314
 
Mark Warner's positions and views on the issues:
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General: (political statement of goals, objectives, views, philosophies)
Here are some of the issues Mark Warner talks about on the campaign trail:

A New Energy Policy

Governor Warner believes we need to bring a transformative change to our national energy policy. We need a fresh approach that invests in renewable energy and eliminates our dependence on foreign oil. By making these new investments, we can create millions of new world-class jobs here at home and make our nation more secure. A new energy policy will also help us take-on the threat of climate change, letting us reassert America's moral standing in the world.

Health Care

Governor Warner is committed to bringing leadership to the fight to fix our country's health care system. It is morally wrong that 47 million to 50 million Americans don't have access to healthcare in this country, but it is also wrong that we pay twice as much per person as our competitors around the world and we don't get twice as good a value. We need to bring down the price of prescription drugs, so Americans no longer pay the research and development cost for drugs for the rest of the world. We must make sure every American has access to affordable, universal health care coverage? and 21st century health care must also emphasize prevention.

The War

Governor Warner believes that we need to work with our military leaders to develop a responsible plan - without artificial timelines - to begin to bring our brave military men and women home from Iraq. That will place real pressure on the Iraqis to step-up and take more responsibility for their own country. We also need to properly support our returning troops by providing the money and resources to care for our wounded veterans when they come home.

Being Competitive

Governor Warner wants to put America on the economic offensive. In this 21st century economy, we need a long-term competitiveness plan to compete with the rising economies of India and China. In order to stay competitive in our globalized economy, we need to have the be [Response was truncated to maximum response length of 2000 characters.]
Personal: (gender, age, marital status, spouse's name and age, children's name and ages, home town, current residence)
He and his wife, Lisa Collis, and their three daughters, Madison, Gillian, and Eliza, reside in Alexandria.
Education: (times and places of schools, colleges, major, degrees, activities, sports)
JD, Harvard Law School, 1980 BA, George Washington University, 1977
Profession: (profession and work experience outside politics)
Managing Director, Columbia Capital Corporation, 1989-2002
Co-Founder, Nextel Communications
Former Staff Member, Senator Chris Dodd, United States Senate
Former Employee, TechRiders
Former Employee, Virginia Health Care Foundation
Former Employee, Virginia High-Tech Partnership

He's a former high tech business person, who co-founded the company that became Nextel, as well as the largest technology-based venture capital fund in the mid-Atlantic.

Military: (branch, years of service, active duty experience, highest rank, medals, honors, discharge date and type)
no response
Civic: (past and present organizations, charities involvement)
Chair, National Governors Association, 2004-2005
States' Co-Chair, Appalachian Regional Commission, 2003-2004
Chair, Education Commission of the States, 2003-2004
Chair, Southern Governors' Association, 2003-2004
Member, Board of Directors, Alexandria Volunteer Bureau
Honorary Chair, AmeriCorps Support Group
Member, Board of Trustees, George Washington University
Member, Board Member, Medical Care for Children Project
Member, Board of Directors, United Community Ministries
Member, Board of Trustees, Virginia Union University

As a private citizen, he launched a health care foundation that's helped over 500,000 uninsured and medically underserved Virginians obtain access to primary health care.

He chaired the National Governors Association, leading a national high school reform effort to meet the challenges of a global economy.
Political: (dates and titles of previously held political offices)
Mark Warner served as governor of Virginia from 2002 until January 2006. His administration inherited $6 billion in budget shortfalls, and ended with a surplus that allowed the largest single investment in K-12 education in Virginia history, a reinvestment in one of the nation's premier public college and university systems, and a record investment in cleanup of the nation's largest estuary: the Chesapeake Bay.

Governor Warner did this by cutting budgets and making business-like reforms to state government and public schools, and eventually taking on a modernization of Virginia's entire tax code to promote fairness, long-term fiscal integrity, and the preservation of core services. He put a focus on economic development in areas hard hit by job losses -- turning around jobless rates in those regions.

Along the way, he chaired the National Governors Association, leading a national high school reform effort to meet the challenges of a global economy. He was named among Governing Magazine's "Public Officials of the Year" in 2004, TIME Magazine's 'America's 5 Best Governors' in 2005, and Newsweek's 'Who's Next?' issue in 2006.

While he was governor, Virginia was named "the best managed state in the nation" by Governing Magazine, and the "runaway winner" in the new "Best State For Business" ranking done by Forbes, based on the tax structure, education system, and bipartisan fiscal management the Warner administration had put in place. Education Week Magazine named Virginia as the best place for a child to be born in terms of educational opportunity.

Governor Warner has been praised for his bi-partisan approach to politics. The Richmond Times-Dispatch said his specialty was "finding common ground" and "seizing chances from setbacks." The Daily Press wrote in 2005 that Governor Warner's "pragmatic, results-driven, business-oriented approach to government resonates across the spectrum of Virginia politics."
Religion: (current and past religious affiliations, beliefs)
Presbyterian
Accomplishments: (significant accomplishments, awards, achievements)
He was named among Governing Magazine's "Public Officials of the Year" in 2004, TIME Magazine's 'America's 5 Best Governors' in 2005, and Newsweek's 'Who's Next?' issue in 2006.

While he was governor, Virginia was named "the best managed state in the nation" by Governing Magazine, and the "runaway winner" in the new "Best State For Business" ranking done by Forbes, based on the tax structure, education system, and bipartisan fiscal management the Warner administration had put in place. Education Week Magazine named Virginia as the best place for a child to be born in terms of educational opportunity.

He's a former high tech business person, who co-founded the company that became Nextel, as well as the largest technology-based venture capital fund in the mid-Atlantic. As a private citizen, he launched a health care foundation that's helped over 500,000 uninsured and medically underserved Virginians obtain access to primary health care.

Governor Warner has been praised for his bi-partisan approach to politics. The Richmond Times-Dispatch said his specialty was "finding common ground" and "seizing chances from setbacks." The Daily Press wrote in 2005 that Governor Warner's "pragmatic, results-driven, business-oriented approach to government resonates across the spectrum of Virginia politics."
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