Eric I. Cantor
- Majority Leader and Congressman from Virginia (Republican), 7th District, USA
Degree in Law, College of William and Mary; Master's, Columbia University, New York. Formerly: small business owner; got start in politics after being driver for his predecessor Congressman Tom Bliley; since 2001, with US House of Representatives; 2006, authored Tax Relief and Health Care Act and chief sponsor of 2006 bill to make permanent slashed individual income tax rates for capital gains and dividends; Minority Whip; 2010 Majority Leader, US Congress, following midterm elections. Described as one of Young Guns of the House GOP, Weekly Standard and GOP's communicator, rainmaker and consensus builder, Congressional Quarterly. Co-Author, New York Times best-selling book, Young Guns: A New Generation of Conservative Leaders.