US Senator, Commonwealth of Virginia (D)
Mark Warner is the senior senator from Virginia, serving on the Banking, Budget, Finance, and Rules committees and vice chairing the Select Committee on Intelligence. Prior to his election in 2008, he was governor of Virginia from 2002 to 2006, during which time Virginia was ranked as the best state for business, the best managed state, and the best state in which to receive a public education. The first in his family to graduate from college, Warner spent 20 years as a successful technology and business leader. He was an early investor in the cellular telephone business, co-founding the company that became Nextel and investing in hundreds of start-up technology companies.