Toxicological veterinarian by profession, Virginia Klès was elected mayor of Châteaubourg (Ille-et-Vilaine) following the municipal elections of 2001 in a three-way race against the exiting mayor and a socialist candidate. She was re-elected in 2008. She then became vice-president of the Communauté d'agglomération de Vitré-Communauté. She was elected senator on September 21, 2008 and did not run for reelection in 2014.
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