Robert Creigh Deeds (Creigh, pronounced /ˈkɹiː/, identically to Cree; born January 4, 1958) is an American politician, and is currently the Democratic nominee for Governor of Virginia in a rematch against Republican Bob McDonnell -- Deeds lost the 2005 race for Attorney General of Virginia to McDonnell by 323 votes. He was a member of the Virginia House of Delegates from 1992–2001 and has served in the Senate of Virginia since December 2001.
Deeds was born on January 4, 1958 in Richmond, Virginia. His family moved early in his life to Bath County.
After graduating from high school, Deeds enrolled in Concord College. He then entered the Wake Forest University School of Law, from which he received his JD in 1984.