Who is Glenn Youngkin? What you need to know about Virginia’s next governor.

Virginia governor-elect Glenn Youngkin (R) greets supporters at his victory party on election night. (Salwan Georges/The Washington Post)

In his first run for political office, Republican Glenn Youngkin defeated Democratic former governor Terry McAuliffe for the Virginia’s governor’s seat in Tuesday’s election.

All eyes were on the race as the two candidates battled over issues involving education, abortion and the looming presence of former president Donald Trump. And the race remained neck-and-neck in polls, with Youngkin prevailing early Wednesday morning.

So, who is Glenn Youngkin? Where does he stand on some of the biggest political issues, and what did he promise to do now that he’s elected?

Here’s what you need to know about the governor-elect.

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