Ken Cuccinelli

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Ken Cuccinelli
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Acting United States Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security
Assumed office
November 13, 2019
PresidentDonald Trump
Preceded byDavid Pekoske
Acting Director of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services
Assumed office
June 10, 2019
PresidentDonald Trump
Preceded byLee Cissna
46th Attorney General of Virginia
In office
January 16, 2010 – January 11, 2014
GovernorBob McDonnell
Preceded byBill Mims
Succeeded byMark Herring
Member of the Virginia Senate
from the 37th district
In office
August 19, 2002 – January 12, 2010
Preceded byWarren E. Barry
Succeeded byDavid W. Marsden
Personal details
Kenneth Thomas Cuccinelli II

(1968-07-30) July 30, 1968 (age 51)
Edison, New Jersey, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Teiro Davis
EducationUniversity of Virginia (BS)
George Mason University (MA, JD)

Kenneth Thomas "Ken" Cuccinelli II (/ˈkɛn ˈkiˈnɛl/ KOO-chi-NEL-lee; born July 30, 1968) is an American politician.

In June 2019, President Donald Trump appointed him to be acting Director of the Citizenship and Immigration Services office.[1] He is a former Attorney General of Virginia.[2] In November 2019, he became United States Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security.[3]

He was the Republican candidate for Governor of Virginia in the 2013 Virginia gubernatorial election.

He was elected as Virginia's 46th Attorney General in the November 2009 general election. From 2002 until January 16, 2010 he was a Republican member of the Senate of Virginia, representing the 37th district in Fairfax County. He holds degrees in engineering, law and commercial policy, and co-founded a law firm.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Staunch anti-immigration supporter Ken Cuccinelli named to top immigration post". CBS News. June 10, 2019. Retrieved June 10, 2019.
  2. "Ken Cuccinelli - roots and wings". Mommy Life. Retrieved 2013-07-29.
  3. Misra, Tanvi (2019-11-14). "Suddenly, Ken Cuccinelli is No. 2 at DHS". Roll Call. Retrieved 2019-11-15.

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