Ken Cuccinelli, II
A long‐time Virginian, Ken Cuccinelli graduated from Gonzaga College High School and went on to earn a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Virginia, a J.D. degree from George Mason University School of Law, and a M.A. in International Commerce and Policy from George Mason University. He later co‐founded a general practice law firm in Fairfax, Virginia.
In 2002, Cuccinelli entered and won the special election to fill the state Senate seat in the 37th District. He was re‐elected to his first full term in 2003 and went on to serve a second term in 2007. In 2009, he ran for, and was elected as, Virginia’s Attorney General with 58% of the vote. As Attorney General, Cuccinelli actively defended the Commonwealth against federal government overreach. Such actions included filing a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Obamacare, as well as seeking judicial review on the EPA’s finding that greenhouse gases endanger public health.
Throughout his career, he has served on several state commissions including the Virginia Alcohol Safety Action Project, the Commission on the Prevention of Human Trafficking, and the Virginia Supreme Court Commission on Mental Health in the Justice System. During his tenure in public office, Cuccinelli has been a strong conservative advocate for property rights, lower taxes, less government spending, the Second Amendment, and the pro‐life movement.
Ken Cuccinelli currently serves as general counsel to the FreedomWorks Regulatory Action Center, and as president of the Senate Conservatives Fund. He and his wife, Teiro, live in Virginia with their seven children.