The Common Good was honored to host Governor Mark Warner for a lunch and discussion on the US government and ‘fixing the broken system’. The event was introduced by Somers Farkas, a cultural affairs consultant and philanthropist and was convened by Matt Gohd, Principal Managing Director with Pali Capital.
Mark Robert Warner is an American politician and businessman, currently serving as the junior United States Senator from the Commonwealth of Virginia. He is a member of the Democratic Party. Warner was the 69th governor of Virginia from 2002 to 2006 and is the honorary chairman of the Forward Together PAC. Warner delivered the keynote address before the nation at the 2008 Democratic National Convention. Mark Warner’s experience as a congressional staffer and Democratic Party fundraiser in the 1980s prompted his involvement in telecommunications venture capital; he founded the firm Columbia Capital.