Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam meets with Carilion leaders to discuss opioid addiction and its challenges

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam meets with Carilion leaders to discuss opioid addiction and its challenges

Virginia’s Lieutenant Governor Ralph Northam, a pediatric physician, started off the discussion Wednesday morning with a chilling statistic – there have been 860 deaths so far this year due to opioid overdoses. Virginia is on par to reach 1000 deaths by year end he said. Dr. Northam, met with leaders at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital […]

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Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam on voting rights, healthcare and educating the workforce

Monday, June 20, 2016

Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam on voting rights, healthcare and educating the workforce

Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam and 2017 gubernatorial candidate made a sweep thru Roanoke Sunday first attending the Metropolitan Community Church of the Blue Ridge in Southeast. MCC has held vigils for the 49 victims of the Orlando Florida shooting at the Pulse, a gay nightclub. Following a fundraiser Northam was keynote speaker at the Third […]

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Former candidate for Attorney General will run for Lt. Governor

Monday, May 2, 2016

Former candidate for Attorney General will run for Lt. Governor

Former United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia, Justin Fairfax, ran for the Democratic nominee for Attorney  General in 2013. Fairfax came close receiving 48% of the primary vote where AG Mark Herring prevailed. According to VPAP.org, Fairfax is a 2017 candidate for Lt. Governor. Fairfax, 37, served as Chief Legal Officer […]

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Virginia Governor, Lt. Governor and DPVA comment on SCOTUS decision on marriage equality

Friday, June 26, 2015

Virginia Governor, Lt. Governor and DPVA comment on SCOTUS decision on marriage equality

Governor Terry McAuliffe stated: “Today’s opinion represents a profound moment in the history of our nation and our Commonwealth. The justices have acknowledged that marriage is a fundamental right and any effort to interfere with that right is a violation of equal protection. I believe Virginia must be open and welcoming to everyone, and there […]

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Statements on King v Burwell Supreme Court Decision on Federal subsidies

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Governor Terry McAuliffe released a statement the King v. Burwell U.S. Supreme Court decision to uphold federal exchange subsidies in a 6-3 decision: “This historic decision is a victory for the 286,000 Virginians who will now keep affordable health care that is essential to economic success. It is also a clear sign that now is […]

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Lt. Governor Ralph Northam brings support and pizza for Mike Hamlar supporters

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Lt. Governor Ralph Northam brings support and pizza for Mike Hamlar supporters

Northam still looking to run for governor in 2017 Mike Hamlar’s campaign office behind the Ramada Inn on Franklin Road was filled to capacity as they waited for Lt. Governor Ralph Northam to pay a visit and speak to the importance of winning back the Virginia Senate. Dr. Northam’s first words were that of sadness […]

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Sexual orientation protection passes Virginia Senate

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Sexual orientation protection passes Virginia Senate

Richmond, VA – Today Lieutenant Governor Northam cast his first tie-breaking vote of the 2015 General Assembly in support of SB 785. His vote broke a 19-19 tie on the measure, which prohibits state agencies from discriminating in employment on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. After casting today’s tie breaking vote, Lieutenant […]

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Cheering SCOTUS decision to effectively allow same-sex marriage in Virginia

Monday, October 6, 2014

Cheering SCOTUS decision to effectively allow same-sex marriage in Virginia

Attorney General Mark Herring: The Supreme Court rejected all petitions for certiorari related to Virginia’s marriage equality litigation, thereby letting stand the Fourth Circuit’s decision that same-sex couples in the Commonwealth are entitled to all the rights and privileges of marriage. The Fourth Circuit is expected to issue its mandate at 1 p.m., meaning marriage licenses […]

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McAuliffe takes action to expand healthcare services

Monday, September 8, 2014

McAuliffe takes action to expand healthcare services

Lt. Governor Ralph Northam said, ” it is clear that these new initiatives are no substitute for a full expansion of Medicaid in the Commonwealth.” Today though Governor McAuliffe launched A Healthy Virginia, a 10-step plan to expand healthcare services to over 200,000 Virginians. The plan was the result of a directive to Secretary of […]

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Gov. McDonnell sets Special Election date for Sen. Northam’s seat

Friday, December 6, 2013

Governor Bob McDonnell has set January 7th, 2014 as the date for the special election to fill the seat of Senator Ralph Northam, who was elected lieutenant governor and is resigning from the Senate effective January 11th.  Governor McDonnell previously announced that the special election to fill Delegate Onzlee Ware’s seat in House District 11 will also […]

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Virginia Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling statement on 2013 election results

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Richmond – Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling issued the following statement on the 2013 election results: “The 2013 campaigns have come to an end, and the people of Virginia have chosen their leaders for the next four years. I congratulate Terry McAuliffe and Ralph Northam on their election victories, and stand ready to help them in […]

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Lt. Governor candidate Ralph Northam and Dr. Howard Jones denounce Jackson’s support for Personhood legislation

Monday, October 14, 2013

On a conference call Monday Dr. Ralph Northam, candidate for Lt. Governor of Virginia and Dr. Howard Jones criticized Republican E.W. Jackson for his support of Personhood legislation, which would outlaw common forms of birth control and in vitro fertilization. In an interview at a Roanoke Meet and Greet Jackson said: “yes as a general […]

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