Senator Mark Warner was the only candidate to file in the Democratic primary and advanced to the general election by default.
Mark Warner (Democratic Party) is a member of the U.S. Senate from Virginia. He assumed office on January 6, 2009. His current term ends on January 3, 2021.
Warner was born in Indiana and raised in Connecticut. He received his bachelor's degree from George Washington University and his law degree from Harvard Law School. He co-founded the cell phone company that became Nextel. Prior to serving in the Senate, Warner served as governor of Virginia from 2002-2006, and defeated his predecessor as governor, Jim Gilmore, to win a U.S. Senate seat in 2008.
At the start of the 116th Congress, Warner was Vice Chair of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and Vice Chair of the Senate Democratic Caucus. He delivered the keynote address at the 2008 Democratic National Convention.