U.S. Senator Tim Kaine will speak at University of Lynchburg at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, November 11, in Hall Campus Center Memorial Ballroom.
Senator Kaine, the vice presidential running mate to Hillary Clinton during the 2016 election, will speak to students and the general public.
University of Lynchburg President Dr. Kenneth R. Garren invited Senator Kaine after Carter Elliott, president of the University of Lynchburg Democrats student organization, worked with the senator’s staff members to identify a potential date.
The University of Lynchburg Democrats student group has become more active this year under Elliott’s leadership. The group recently hosted former congressman Tom Perriello for a talk about his experience in congress and current political events. Elliott also is providing assistance to students who are starting a Republican student group on campus.
“Opportunities like this are riveting for the student body of University of Lynchburg and serve as a great learning experience,” said Elliott. “I’m excited that we can offer people the opportunity to meet and hear from a public servant like Senator Kaine.”
“University of Lynchburg is grateful to have Senator Kaine speak to our students and share his perspective on government, politics, and leadership,” said Dr. Garren. “Any of us can learn from his devotion to public service and the experiences he has gained in Richmond, Washington D.C., and the campaign trail around the country.”
Kaine was first elected to office in 1994 and served as a city council member and then Mayor of Richmond. He became lieutenant governor of Virginia in 2002 and served as Virginia’s governor from 2006 to 2010. In 2012, he was elected to the Senate, where he serves on the Armed Services; Budget; Foreign Relations; and Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committees. Before his career as an elected official, he worked as a civil rights attorney in Richmond.