Meet Anne Holton, wife of Virginia Governor Tim Kaine and daughter of former Governor of Virginia Linwood Holton. Read her biography and see photos and a video of her below.

Anne Holton is the First Lady of Virginia. She has been called upon to introduce presidential hopeful Barack Obama at one of the multiple campaign stops he has made in Virginia recently.

Governor Kaine is said to be very high on the short list of Barack Obama possible running mates. He is being seriously vetted by his Vice Presidential Search Committee.

Anne Holton Biography

Anne Bright Holton was born in 1958 in Roanoke, Virginia. She is 50 years old. She is the daughter of A. Linwood Holton, Jr. and Jinx Holton. Her father was Governor of Virginia from 1970 until 1974. Her siblings include Dwight, Tayloe and Woody. A. Linwood Holton, III, is a published author and a professor at the University of Richmond.

Holton graduated magna cum laude with a degree in economics from Princeton University. She graduated cum laude from Harvard Law School. Following her graduation, she had offers from private law firms, but she expressed an interest in public service and took a position with Legal Aid. She worked for Legal Aid for ten years. She was the lead attorney representing public housing tenants throughout the country challenging the federal government on plans to evict families without notice if someone in the household was suspected of drug crimes.

She served as a Judge on the Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court for the City of Richmond, Virginia from 1998 to 2005. She resigned her position on the bench in December 2005, when her husband was elected Governor. She has continued to focus her energies on children in care of the State since becoming First Lady of Virginia. She heads up ‘For Keeps’, a nonprofit organization that promotes helping older foster children obtain and maintain placements.

Anne met Timothy Michael Kaine while they were both students at Harvard Law School. They were in a study group together and she baked cookies to bring to the group in order to get his attention. They married on November 24, 1984 and settled in Richmond, Virginia. They have three children, Nat, Woody, and Annella.





Anne Holton – Video