About Governor Youngkin

Homegrown Hard Work

Governor Glenn Youngkin Portrait with Flag

Born in Richmond and raised in Virginia Beach, Governor Glenn Youngkin is a homegrown Virginian from humble beginnings. From washing dishes at a local diner to being named co-CEO of one of the world’s top investment firms, Governor Youngkin knows what it’s like to work hard and is doing so on behalf of all Virginians. Since day one, Governor Youngkin has been a champion for parents rights, students, and teachers. He ushered in historic investments in education, launched a lab school initiative to inject choice and innovation into our public school system, raised teachers’ salaries 12%, passed the Virginia Literacy Act to improve literacy among elementary school-age students, renewed Virginia’s focus on career and technical education and implemented the ALL In Virginia plan to tackle persistent learning loss stemming from forced pandemic school closures through targeted tutoring in math and reading.

As the chief economic development officer of the Commonwealth, the governor has facilitated waves of economic investments and business expansions to reinvigorate job growth and opportunity. Under Governor Youngkin's leadership, the Commonwealth has welcomed companies committing nearly $71 billion in capital investment and major corporate companies like Boeing, Amazon Web Services, Raytheon and The LEGO Group, along with major expansions from others like Hilton, Northrop Grumman and Framatome.

Lowering the cost of living has been a top priority for the governor and he’s delivered $5 billion dollars in tax relief for Virginians and working families. Fulfilling his promise to reduce the tax burden on Virginia’s veterans, Governor Youngkin also implemented a state tax exemption for military retirement pay. The Youngkin administration has an unwavering commitment to support our men and women in law enforcement, providing additional compensation and salary increases for our public safety heroes.

The governor has made government run more efficiently and more effectively, bringing down DMV wait times, reducing Virginia’s regulatory burden, streamlining permitting processes and easing licensing restrictions for dozens of occupations in the Commonwealth.  

At the plight of Virginia’s behavioral health crisis, Governor Youngkin launched historic efforts to transform our overwhelmed behavioral health system through his Right Help, Right Now plan which provides Virginians pre-crisis, in-crisis, and post-crisis help. He didn’t stop there, he has worked to revamp our childcare system – critical for working families, a foster care system that was failing too many, and a developmental disability waiver system that left so many unserved.

Throughout his time as governor, Governor Glenn Youngkin has embraced innovation and commonsense especially when it comes to developing Virginia’s All-American, All-of-the-Above energy approach to deliver reliable, affordable, and increasingly clean power for the Commonwealth’s future.

Governor Glenn Youngkin has transformed government, expanded opportunity in Virginia, and delivered for Virginians.

Governor Youngkin has been married for over 29 years to Suzanne S. Youngkin, a devoted leader in non-profits and charitable causes. Together, they are dedicated to their four wonderful children. Their family journey has been and continues to be guided by their faith, walking hand in hand as humble followers of Christ.

Youngkin Family