Mark Warner is a Member of the U.S. Senate, representing Virginia and serving on the Banking, Budget, Commerce, and Intelligence Committees.
was elected to the U.S. Senate in November 2008 and serves on the Senate's
Banking, Budget, Commerce, and Intelligence committees. Senator Warner has
established himself as a national leader in efforts to find bipartisan
consensus to create solutions to reduce the federal debt.
2002 to 2006, Senator Warner served as governor of Virginia, where he helped
turn a record budget deficit into a surplus. Governor Warner also focused on
improving public education and expanding economic opportunity, and he recruited
135,000 new jobs to Virginia during his four-year term. When Governor Warner
left office in 2006, Virginia was recognized as the nation's "best-managed
state," the "best state for business," and the state that offered the best
educational opportunities to its young people.
entering public office, Senator Warner was an early leader in the cellular
phone business. He co-founded the company that became Nextel, and then made
early investments in hundreds of start-up companies that created
tens-of-thousands of private sector jobs.
Warner, his wife Lisa Collis, and their three daughters live in Alexandria,