Tim Kaine took the oath of office Thursday at the Capitol, starting his term as U.S. Senator.
Kaine, 54, was Virginia's governor from 2006 to 2010. Prior to that, he was Virginia's lieutenant governor and mayor of Richmond.
For more on Kaine's vision for Virginia and the United States, and what he hopes to accomplish in his first term as U.S. Senator, see these Patch stories:
Sen.-Elect Tim Kaine Receives Committee Assignments (December 2012)
Allen Concedes; Kaine Wins Senate Race in Virginia (November 2012)
Tim Kaine Takes Your Questions (October 2012)
What do you hope Kaine accomplishes in his first term?