Katherine Hanley

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Katherine Hanley
Secretary of the Commonwealth of Virginia
In office
2006–2010
Chair of the Fairfax County
Board of Supervisors
In office
1995–2003
Preceded by Tom Davis
Succeeded by Gerry Connolly
Personal details
Born (1943-03-05) March 5, 1943 (age 71)
Columbia, Missouri

Katherine Keith Hanley (born March 5, 1943) is a Democratic politician in Virginia. She served as Secretary of the Commonwealth of Virginia from 2006 to 2010, having been appointed to that post by Governor Tim Kaine following the rejection of his first nominee, state AFL-CIO President Daniel G. LeBlanc by the Virginia General Assembly.

She previously served as Chairman of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors from 1995 to 2003, as a county Supervisor for the Providence District from 1986 to 1995, and on the Fairfax County School Board. She is said to have contemplated running for Lieutenant Governor of Virginia in 2001, but deferred to then-Richmond Mayor Tim Kaine. In 2003 she did not seek reelection to the Board of Supervisors, and instead mounted a primary challenge against Jim Moran for Virginia's 8th congressional district; she abandoned that campaign in December for family reasons. In July, 2004 Governor Mark Warner appointed her to the Commonwealth Transportation Board. Following Kaine's election as Governor in November, 2005, she was rumored to be a possible contender for Virginia Secretary of Transportation, but was passed over in favor of incumbent Secretary Pierce Homer.

Personal[edit]

Kate Hanley is the daughter of Everett E. and Anna Catherine (Blanchard) Keith. She married Edward John Hanley August 6, 1966. They have two adult children including their daughter, Cecelia Anne Hanley, and their son Patrick Keith. In March, 2008, Patrick Hanley was wounded while serving in the U.S. Army in Iraq. [1]

Mrs. Hanley resides in Reston, Virginia.

Education[edit]

M.A.T. in Social Science, 1966, Harvard University

B.A., 1965, French Civilization, University of Missouri (Phi Beta Kappa)

B.S., Secondary Education, University of Missouri

1961, David H. Hickman High School, Columbia, Missouri

Professional Experience[edit]

Teacher and Guidance Counselor, Falls Church City Public Schools

Owner, operator, Manor Home Center, Mountain Lake Park, Maryland, 1976–79

Owner/Operator, hardware store

Counselor, University of Missouri

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Archival Records