Democrat Ralph Northam endorsed by former Congressman Rick Boucher
Today on a conference call with members of the media, former 9th District Congressman Rick Boucher announced that he has endorsed Ralph Northam to be Virginia’s next Lieutenant Governor.
Boucher cited Northam’s record of reaching across the aisle, his rural upbringing, his record of fiscal responsibility, and his commitment to creating opportunity for all Virginians as reasons for endorsing Northam’s campaign. Former Congressman Boucher , who resides in Abingdon, represented Virginia’s 9th district in Congress from 1983 – 2011.
“I am proud to support Doctor Northam because he understands the needs of Virginia’s rural communities and is dedicated to creating opportunity in every corner of the Commonwealth. Ralph was raised on a farm and understands Virginia’s agriculture industry. He has earned a reputation for working with both sides of the aisle, and I’m confident he will continue his work with both Democrats and Republicans to do the right thing for Virginia, just like he did when he supported this year’s bipartisan transportation bill,” Boucher said.
Boucher added, “In the Senate Ralph worked to expand broadband access to rural communities because he understands that we need to make strategic investments so Virginia can be the top state for business and the best place to raise a family. As a veteran, Ralph understands how important it is to support Virginia’s military families.”
Doctor Ralph Northam stated, “I am honored to have the support of Congressman Boucher. He has been a dedicated public servant and fighter for Southwest Virginia. Rick worked everyday to improve the lives of the people of his district, and as Lieutenant Governor I will strive to follow in his footsteps to get results for all Virginians. I want to ensure that Virginia’s workforce is prepared for the jobs of the 21st Century.”
Doctor Ralph Northam has been endorsed by the Virginia Farm Bureau and both the Fairfax County and Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce PACs. He attended VMI, served in the U.S. Army, and is a pediatric neurologist in Norfolk.