Mitch McConnell is an American Republican Senator, who also serves as a Senate Majority Leader. He is the longest serving US Senator in Kentucky history. He is also the second Kentuckian to lead his party in the Senate.
He was named one of The Most Influential People in the World by Time magazine.
Tough start - He suffered from Poliomyelitis as a child, but managed to overcome it. Some say that his struggle and the victory on the disease sculpted his character and his ability to focus on his priorities, key ingredients for a successful political career.
Promising future - He graduated from the University of Louisville, where he was elected Student Body President. He also made his mark at his second university, that of Kentucky, where he was President of the Student Bar Association.
First steps - In his career were taken as judge-executive of Jefferson County. His views were moderate Republican, but later steered harder towards the right.
Senate - He joined the Senate on Jan 3rd 1985. On his political journey he was Republican Leader, Majority Whip and then was elected unanimously first in 2014 and then in 2016 as Majority Leader.
Other engagements - He is on the Board of Selectors of Jefferson Awards for Public Service. He also founded the James Madison Center for Free Speech.
Family - Married to Elaine Chao, Secretary of Transportation, since Feb 6th, 1993. She was also Secretary of Labor, President of United Way and director of the Peace Corps. She is the daughter of a very successful shipment magnate. McConnell was previously married to Sherril Redmon, with whom she has 3 daughters.
Up to date - Mitc tries to find the time to reach his audience, so you can find him on Instagram, Twitter and he even has his own YouTube channel with nearly 1.5k subscribers and 562k views.
University of Louisville College of Arts and Sciences
University of Kentucky College of Law
duPont Manual High School
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