Ralph Northam

Ralph Northam Way Ahead PAC for Governor Ralph Northam. Husband, father, doctor, and veteran. Classic car enthusiast, defender of Virginia values.

Ralph Northam grew up working on the Chesapeake Bay before attending Virginia Military Institute, where he graduated with distinction and was President of the Honor Court. After graduating from Eastern Virginia Medical School, Ralph served eight years active duty in the United States Army, rising to the rank of Major. Upon his return from treating soldiers injured in Desert Storm, Ralph began practicing pediatric neurology at Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters in Norfolk. Ralph additionally serves as Assistant Professor of Neurology at Eastern Virginia Medical School and has ten years of volunteer service as Medical Director for the Edmarc Hospice for Children in Portsmouth. Before being elected Lieutenant Governor in 2013, Ralph served as Senator from Virginia’s Sixth Senatorial District from 2008-2013. While Senator, Ralph scored numerous major legislative accomplishments, including helping to prohibit smoking in restaurants, protecting youth athletes who have sustained concussions, improving the health of the Chesapeake Bay, and shielding our first responders from communicable diseases. Ralph has also been a tireless advocate for women's health, public education, economic development, and long-term solutions to Virginia's transportation problems. Ralph lives in Norfolk with his wife Pam, a long-time Elementary School teacher who currently works for the local conservation organization Lynnhaven River NOW. They have two children: Wes, who attends Eastern Virginia Medical School, and Aubrey, who graduated from the University of Virginia this year.

04/21/2020
Governor of Virginia

Governor of Virginia

As #YomHaShoah begins tonight, #WeRemember the lives of the six million Jews and countless other victims killed during the Holocaust. We must strive to honor the legacy we commemorate on this day by working to build a world that is free from hate and welcoming of all.

Still, Virginia, not so long ago a bastion of conservatism, stands as a monument to the possibility of evolution and pro...
04/17/2020
Opinion | Virginia’s tireless LGBTQ advocates win legal protection at last

Still, Virginia, not so long ago a bastion of conservatism, stands as a monument to the possibility of evolution and progress.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/virginias-tireless-lgbtq-advocates-win-legal-protection-at-last/2020/04/16/a42c99b8-7e90-11ea-8013-1b6da0e4a2b7_story.html?fbclid=IwAR1c59wx8fQX6rxKlHs2McTmhpZhrgqYkOXD7rCLXtAVTfM-w-nwT1JsODg

Ralph Northam signed a bill adding sexual orientation and gender identity as part of the state’s anti-discrimination law.

Racial discrimination is rooted in many of the choices we have made about who and what to honor, and in many of the laws...
04/13/2020
Northam signs bills allowing removal and altering of Confederate monuments, repeal of racist language

Racial discrimination is rooted in many of the choices we have made about who and what to honor, and in many of the laws that have historically governed this Commonwealth. These new laws make Virginia more equitable, just, and inclusive, and I am proud to sign them.

https://www.wavy.com/news/local-news/richmond/northam-signs-bill-allowing-removal-and-altering-of-confederate-monuments-repeal-of-racist-language/

RICHMOND, Va. (WAVY) — Governor Northam signed significant new laws on Saturday that give community localities the power to alter or remove Confederate monuments and that repeal racist and di…

This legislation sends a strong, clear message — Virginia is a place where all people are welcome to live, work, visit, ...
04/13/2020
Virginia governor signs LGBTQ nondiscrimination measure into law

This legislation sends a strong, clear message — Virginia is a place where all people are welcome to live, work, visit, and raise a family.

https://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/virginia-governor-signs-lgbtq-nondiscrimination-measure-law-n1182821

“This legislation sends a strong, clear message — Virginia is a place where all people are welcome to live, work, visit, and raise a family,” Gov. Ralph Northam said.

No more will legislators in Richmond — most of whom are men — be telling women what they should and should not be doing ...
04/10/2020
Northam signs bills to roll back abortion restrictions

No more will legislators in Richmond — most of whom are men — be telling women what they should and should not be doing with their bodies.

Gov. Ralph Northam has signed bills to roll back restrictions on abortion.

Last November, voters spoke, and today, we sign historic gun safety legislation into law.https://www.richmond.com/news/v...
04/10/2020
Northam signs five gun control measures; seeks to amend two others

Last November, voters spoke, and today, we sign historic gun safety legislation into law.

https://www.richmond.com/news/virginia/northam-signs-five-gun-control-measures-seeks-to-amend-two-others/article_daeae239-e028-5073-9181-37438221b64b.html

Gov. Ralph Northam has signed five of the seven gun control bills his administration backed this General Assembly session - legislation that drew an estimated 22,000 protesters to Richmond in

Nation's only doctor governor offers sober voice on virus
04/09/2020
Nation's only doctor governor offers sober voice on virus

Nation's only doctor governor offers sober voice on virus

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam and his top aides were having a meeting about the coronavirus when the discussion turned to neckties. The governor said he had read a study...

01/06/2020
Governor of Virginia

Governor of Virginia

This morning, I’m unveiling my legislative proposals to increase access to voting in the Commonwealth.

I'm ready to work with anyone who wants to continue building a Virginia that is welcoming and inclusive, and that takes ...
12/17/2019
Gov. Ralph Northam lays out priorities for 2-year state budget

I'm ready to work with anyone who wants to continue building a Virginia that is welcoming and inclusive, and that takes care of its citizens when they need help the most. Virginians want us to move this Commonwealth forward, not back—and that's exactly what my budget does.

https://www.roanoke.com/news/local/gov-ralph-northam-lays-out-priorities-for--year-state/article_0a353bbd-4e89-5b87-b5be-129e2d0b69ee.html

RICHMOND — With Democrats in full power heading into the upcoming General Assembly session, Gov. Ralph Northam wants to give the legislature $100 million each year to spend however it

Students deserve quality public schools, no matter where they live. This budget provides extra funding to help close the...
12/16/2019
Northam says budget includes $1.2 billion for K-12, record funding for at-risk schools

Students deserve quality public schools, no matter where they live. This budget provides extra funding to help close the achievement gap in high-need schools, especially in urban and rural Virginia.

https://www.richmond.com/news/virginia/northam-says-budget-includes-billion-for-k--record-funding/article_7afd6c34-90c6-508f-a86b-ec6d7b8ccea4.html

Gov. Ralph Northam says his budget proposal includes $1.2 billion in new investments for K-12 education, including a record boost for at-risk schools.

12/12/2019
Governor of Virginia

Governor of Virginia

Governor Northam announces his “Get Skilled, Get a Job, Give Back” program to train Virginia’s workforce and increase access to community college.

This is an investment in equity and our economy — by helping Virginians get the skills they need, we’re building a world...
12/12/2019
Northam seeks $145M to back free community college for qualifying students in high-demand fields

This is an investment in equity and our economy — by helping Virginians get the skills they need, we’re building a world-class workforce while ensuring all Virginians can support themselves, their families, and their communities.

https://www.richmond.com/news/virginia/northam-seeks-m-to-back-free-community-college-for-qualifying/article_bb882a08-00d4-5072-baea-d3dd0cfe720e.html

Gov. Ralph Northam will pursue $145 million over the next two years to offer free community college to low- and middle-income students pursuing careers in high-demand fields.

In Virginia, we are proving that a clean environment and a strong economy go hand-in-hand—and having both is what makes ...
12/11/2019
Northam proposes $733M in new spending for clean energy, environment

In Virginia, we are proving that a clean environment and a strong economy go hand-in-hand—and having both is what makes our Commonwealth such a great place to live, work, and play.

https://www.wavy.com/news/virginia/northam-proposes-733m-in-new-spending-for-clean-energy-environment/

Governor Ralph Northam wants Virginia to spend $733 million on clean energy and new funding for the environment, including $400 million for clean water initiatives.

Where we end up in life has a lot to do with where we start. Every child should have an equal opportunity to build a str...
12/10/2019
Governor Northam proposes historic investment in early childhood education

Where we end up in life has a lot to do with where we start. Every child should have an equal opportunity to build a strong foundation, and early childhood education is one of the best investments we can make in our children’s health, well-being, and future success.

https://wset.com/news/local/governor-northam-proposes-historic-investment-in-early-childhood-education

RICHMOND, Va. (WSET) -- Governor Ralph Northam announced his proposed budget will include a historic investment in early childhood care and education on Tuesday, Dec. 10. According to a press release, a total of $94. 8 million in new funding will transform the state's early childhood education syste...

It is unacceptable that black women in Virginia continue to die from pregnancy-related causes at more than twice the rat...
12/09/2019
Northam unveils plan to boost maternal health, reduce racial disparities

It is unacceptable that black women in Virginia continue to die from pregnancy-related causes at more than twice the rate of white women. As a Commonwealth, we can and must do better. These historic investments will make a real difference for families across Virginia.

https://www.dailyprogress.com/news/state/northam-unveils-plan-to-boost-maternal-health-reduce-racial-disparities/article_8efef9a0-a131-5027-9379-4973d7bffe2b.html

Gov. Ralph Northam’s budget proposal will include a $22 million investment to boost health care access and support for new moms and babies, as well as reduce the racial disparity

We know that racial discrimination is rooted in many of the laws that have governed our Commonwealth—today represents an...
12/05/2019
From poll taxes to segregated train cars, Virginia panel recommends repealing 98 Jim Crow-era laws - Virginia Mercury

We know that racial discrimination is rooted in many of the laws that have governed our Commonwealth—today represents an important step towards building a more equal, just, and inclusive Virginia.

https://www.virginiamercury.com/2019/12/05/from-poll-taxes-to-segregated-train-cars-virginia-panel-recommends-repealing-98-jim-crow-era-laws/

Gov. Ralph Northam asked state lawmakers Thursday to repeal 98 racist, Jim Crow-era laws that are still on the books in Virginia — legislation that charted the state’s policy of Massive Resistance to school desegregation, mandated segregated public transportation and blocked minorities from voti...

Virginia’s lights are on and our doors are open, and we welcome new Virginians to make their homes here.https://www.wash...
11/26/2019
Northam tells Trump administration Virginia will accept more refugees

Virginia’s lights are on and our doors are open, and we welcome new Virginians to make their homes here.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/virginia-politics/northam-tells-trump-administration-virginia-will-accept-more-refugees/2019/11/25/7a93d2f6-0fb9-11ea-b0fc-62cc38411ebb_story.html

In a letter to Secretary of State Pompeo, the Democratic governor pushed back on the president’s offer to let states reject resettlements.

The ground shifted last night, and it is a new day for the Commonwealth. We have turned Virginia blue. Thank you, Virgin...
11/06/2019

The ground shifted last night, and it is a new day for the Commonwealth. We have turned Virginia blue. Thank you, Virginia for your trust. We will keep making progress for you every day.

Today's the day. Polls are opened until 7 pm. Go out a vote!
11/05/2019

Today's the day. Polls are opened until 7 pm. Go out a vote!

Hampton Dems are fired up and ready to elect Martha Mugler for Delegate in the 91st District! Many thanks as well to Gay...
11/03/2019

Hampton Dems are fired up and ready to elect Martha Mugler for Delegate in the 91st District! Many thanks as well to Gaylene Kanoyton for all the work she does to help our candidates and her community.

Out on the campaign trail with Clinton Jenkins for Delegate, featuring special appearances by Bobby Scott for Congress a...
11/03/2019

Out on the campaign trail with Clinton Jenkins for Delegate, featuring special appearances by Bobby Scott for Congress and L Louise Lucas. We are ready to flip the 76th!

Kicking off a canvass for Josh Cole with former Attorney General Eric Holder.
11/02/2019

Kicking off a canvass for Josh Cole with former Attorney General Eric Holder.

"We're wearing #RedforEd today with the Loudoun County Education Association. They're out here to support @JohnBell, @We...
11/02/2019

"We're wearing #RedforEd today with the Loudoun County Education Association. They're out here to support @JohnBell, @WendyGooditis, @SuhasSubramanyam, and @David Reid"

10/27/2019

Great day on the campaign trail with Missy Cotter Smasal, Cheryl Turpin, Karen Mallard, Alex Askew, Nancy Guy and Phil Hernandez. Our candidates and volunteers are fired up and ready to #TakeTheMajority

10/22/2019
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Making Progress for Virginia every day

If we can't change their minds, it is time to change their seats.
09/04/2019
NRA donates $200K to Va. House Republican leader

If we can't change their minds, it is time to change their seats.

The National Rifle Association made a $200,000 donation this week to Virginia House Majority Leader Todd Gilbert, R-Shenandoah, an unusually large investment in state politics for the Fairfax County-based gun-rights

Great to be at Congressman Scott's Labor Day Picnic talking about our campaign to take back the majority.
09/02/2019

Great to be at Congressman Scott's Labor Day Picnic talking about our campaign to take back the majority.

Tons of enthusiasm for Clint L. Jenkins last night in Suffolk. Great to be out stumping him for last night. He is going ...
08/29/2019

Tons of enthusiasm for Clint L. Jenkins last night in Suffolk. Great to be out stumping him for last night. He is going to be the next Delegate for the 76th District and help us toward the majority.

08/14/2019
Take the Majority 2019

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Joint Democratic Party of Virginia, VA House Democrats , VA Senate Democrats, The Way Ahead Pac, and the DLCC campaign venture to flip the Republican-controlled House of Delegates and State Senate!

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