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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Virginia opioid addiction crisis declared a Public Health Emergency

Monday, November 21, 2016

Virginia opioid addiction crisis declared a Public Health Emergency

Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that State Health Commissioner Marissa J. Levine, MD, MPH, FAAFP, has declared the Virginia opioid addiction crisis a Public Health Emergency. State Health Commissioner Dr. Marissa Levine’s declaration that the opioid addiction crisis is a Public Health Emergency is an important and appropriate step in the ongoing campaign to combat […]

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Va. Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam on Trump’s lewd remarks – Hillary’s ad, Trump’s Va. Chair “no problem” VIDEO caution

Friday, October 7, 2016

Va. Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam on Trump's lewd remarks - Hillary's ad, Trump's Va. Chair

“As a husband and a father, I am appalled when women are disparaged, disrespected, or objectified. Once again, Donald Trump has shown us who he really is and that he is unfit to be President of the United States,” said Lieutenant Governor Ralph Northam. Former Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling in a tweet said, “Trump’s comments are […]

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Lt. Gov. Northam and Ed Gillespie neck and neck on fundraising for 2017 gubernatorial election

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Lt. Gov. Northam and Ed Gillespie neck and neck on fundraising for 2017 gubernatorial election

Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam, Democratic candidate and nominee for Virginia governor, raised over $1 million in its first financial report in 2016. Northam has over $1.4 million cash on hand as of the June 30th reporting deadline. Northam was barred from all fundraising for 60 days during the legislative session.  The Northam campaign raised an […]

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Gov. McAuliffe, Lt. Gov. Northam, AG Herring at Sen. Edwards HQ to GOTV

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Gov. McAuliffe, Lt. Gov. Northam, AG Herring at Sen. Edwards HQ to GOTV

The final push brought the A-Team to Roanoke this morning to rally the troupes who were hitting the phones to get all possible voters to the polls today. A close, close election for the 21st Senate District is expected by the end of the day. The Governor pushed his agenda hard – “We’ll get Medicaid […]

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RPV Chair on Sen. Mark Obenshain’s decision not to run for governor

Monday, September 28, 2015

RPV Chair on Sen. Mark Obenshain's decision not to run for governor

As Twitter lit up announcing that Virginia State Sen. Mark Obenshain would not run for governor in 2017 as was anticipated, Ed Gillespie former RNC chair and consummate Republican fundraiser will be Democrat Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam’s opponent. Gillespie was edged out by U.S. Senator Mark Warner is Warner’s reelection bid in 2014. Gillespie will […]

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Poll shows Virginians approve of governor’s performance and concern for college costs

Monday, September 28, 2015

Poll shows Virginians approve of governor's performance and concern for college costs

Coming on the heels of another decrease in Virginia’s unemployment rate, a new poll from Christopher Newport University shows Virginians approve of Governor Terry McAuliffe by the highest percentage  since taking office. School performance and college costs are voters’ top priorities, with concern about fixing traffic congestion surprisingly low. Voters are solidly in favor of […]

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Democrats praise President’s carbon emissions plans – Republicans call it more federal overreaching

Monday, August 3, 2015

U.S. Senators Tim Kaine and Mark Warner released statements on the United States’ final plan to reduce emissions of the carbon pollution responsible for climate change, which calls on U.S. power plants to generate 32% less carbon pollution by the year 2030. Sen. Warner said, “Today marks a major step forward in efforts to combat […]

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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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