Glenn Youngkin

Governor of Virginia since 2022

Glenn Allen Youngkin[1] (born December 9, 1966)[2] is an American politician and businessman. He is the 74th and current Governor of Virginia, after winning the 2021 Virginia gubernatorial election. He is a Republican.

Glenn Youngkin
74th Governor of Virginia
Assumed office
January 15, 2022
LieutenantWinsome Sears
Preceded byRalph Northam
Personal details
Glenn Allen Youngkin

(1966-12-09) December 9, 1966 (age 57)
Richmond, Virginia, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Suzanne Youngkin (m. 1995)
EducationRice University (BA, BS)
Harvard University (MBA)

Early life


Youngkin was born in Richmond, Virginia.[3] When Youngkin was a teenager, the family moved from Richmond to Virginia Beach.[4] He went to Norfolk Academy in Norfolk, Virginia. He graduated in 1985.[5]

2021 gubernatorial election


2021 election campaign


Youngkin announced that he would try to get the Republican Party's nomination for governor of Virginia.[6]

Youngkin won the Virginia Republican Party convention on May 10, 2021, beating six other candidates. Youngkin became the Republican nominee.[7] He would face former Democratic Governor Terry McAuliffe in the general election.

Youngkin did not meet McAuliffe in a scheduled debate by the Virginia Bar Association (VBA) on July 12, 2021. He has agreed to three debates.[8]

On November 2, Youngkin beat McAuliffe in the election winning 50.6% of the vote against McAuliffe's 48.6%.[9]

Governor of Virginia


Youngkin was sworn in as Governor of Virginia on January 15, 2022.[10]

After being sworn in, Youngkin signed multiple executive orders. These orders include making it not allowed to teach critical race theory in schools, and removing multiple COVID-19 regulations, such as requiring masks in public schools, and making it required for all state employees to get COVID-19 vaccines.

Personal life


Youngkin lives in Great Falls, Virginia with his wife Suzanne and their four children.[11] As of September 2021, he had a net worth of $440 million.[12]


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  3. "FCRC February Meeting Highlights". FauquierGOP. February 5, 2021. Archived from the original on February 21, 2021. Retrieved February 20, 2021.
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  5. "Glenn Youngkin '85 Helps Create Nonprofit Aimed At Supporting Unemployed Workers". Norfolk Academy News. Norfolk Academy. June 30, 2020. Retrieved February 20, 2021.
  6. Vozzella, Laura (January 11, 2021). "Political newcomer with ability to self-fund to enter race for Virginia governor". Washington Post. Retrieved February 21, 2021.
  7. Gabriel, Trip (May 10, 2021). "Glenn Youngkin Declares Victory as G.O.P. Nominee for Virginia Governor". The New York Times. Retrieved May 10, 2021.
  8. "Youngkin to skip marquee debate over moderator's donation to Clinton Bush Haiti Fund". Washington Post. ISSN 0190-8286. Retrieved 2021-07-14.
  9. "LIVE COVERAGE: Youngkin wins in Virginia; New Jersey governor's race in dead heat". The Hill. November 2, 2021.
  10. Paviour, Ben; Pope, Michael (2022-01-15). "Republican Glenn Youngkin is sworn in as the governor of Virginia". NPR. Retrieved 2022-01-16.
  11. "A Conversation with David Rubenstein Moderated by Glenn Youngkin". Harvard Business School Club of Chicago. November 2020. Archived from the original on October 28, 2021. Retrieved February 21, 2021.
  12. Tognini, Giacomo. "Glenn Youngkin Is Worth Hundreds Of Millions, But Terry McAuliffe Has The Big Money In The Virginia Governor's Race". Forbes. Archived from the original on October 28, 2021. Retrieved 27 October 2021.