VIRGINIA
     Nov. 7, 2017 Governor

   

Final Brochure, 4" x 9". 
MAKING PROGRESS FOR VIRGINIA
DR. RALPH NORTHAM FOR GOVERNOR

MY PLAN WILL CREATE ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY FOR EVERY VIRGINIAN,
NO MATTER WHO YOU ARE OR WHERE YOU LIVE


RALPH NORTHAM

VOTE TUESDAY NOVEMBER 7


DR. RALPH NORTHAM
WILL MAKE PROGRESS ON VIRGINIA'S ECONOMY EVERY DAY


Dr. Northam's plan to create the best workforce in the nation starts with investing in workers.

He knows in order to get the jobs of tomorrow, workers need to learn the skills they'll need today.

He will provide two years of free community college for Virginians who want to work in high-demand industries such as bio-technology, cyber-security, and healthcare.

His plan to grow the economy is simple. It starts with:

- Making higher education, including community college and skills training programs, more affordable.

- Expanding early childhood education to more children.

- Providing all Virginians access to affordable, quality healthcare.

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2017 DEMOCRATIC TEAM
RALPH NORTHAM FOR GOVERNOR
JUSTIN FAIRFAX FOR LT. GOVERNOR
MARK HERRING FOR ATTORNEY GENERAL

RALPH AND THE DEMOCRATIC TEAM WILL ENSURE VIRGINIANS CAN GET AN AFFORDABLE EDUCATION OR SKILLS-BASED TRAINING SO EVERYONE CAN FIND A GOOD PAYING JOB.

THEY WILL GIVE WORKERS THE TOOLS THEY NEED TO COMPETE IN GROWING INDUSTRIES.

THEY WILL ENSURE EVERYONE HAS THE OPPORTUNITY TO SUCCEED.

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PAID FOR BY NORTHAM FOR GOVERNOR. AUTHORIZED BY MARK HERRING AND JUSTIN FAIRFAX, CANDIDATES FOR ATTORNEY GENERAL AND LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR.





   

Original Brochure, 4" x 10". 

The doctor who served his country,
The veteran who protected our families,
Dr. Ralph Northam
wll be a governor who creates opportunity for all Virginians
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NORTHAM
FAIRFAX  HERRING
FOR VIRGINIA
www.ralphnortham.com

From serving America abroad to serving Virginians in Richmond, Dr. Ralph Northam has always been a leader we can rely on.

Dr. Ralph Northam is a former U.S. Army doctor who served eight years on active duty, where he treated soldiers seriously wounded during Operation Desert Storm. He'll fight for our veterans by expanding their access to job opportunities. As a pediatrician and a volunteer director of a pediatric hospice care facility, he knows we must provide access to affordable healthcare for families.

As a state senator and our lieutenant governor, Ralph:

•    Improved access to and the quality of healthcare for Virginians and helped introduce Medicaid expansion in Virginia
•    Protected women's reproductive rights and defeated the infamous transvaginal ultrasound bill
•    Passed the smoking ban in restaurants, defeating Big Tobacco's well-funded lobbying campaign

Dr. Ralph Northam is focused on Virginia's future
Ralph and the Democratic team are committed to building an economy with opportunity for all Virginians. They will invest in 21st-century job training, expand early childhood education, and make college more affordable so Virginians have a brighter future.

Raplh Northam for Governor
www.ralphnortham.com

Justin Fairfax for Lieutenant Governor
www.fairfaxforlg.com

Mark Herring for Attorney General
www.herringforag.com

Election Day is Tuesday, November 7th.

Paid for by Northam for Governor. Authorized by Mark Herring, candidate for Attorney General, and Justin Fairfax, candidate for Lieutenant Governor.

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Ed. Note: Two very different brochures, the original focusing mainly on the personal, and the second on policy; both are rather thin on content.




Biography  [born Sept. 13, 1959]
ralphnortham.com/about

Meet Ralph

Ralph Northam has served as an Army doctor, business owner, and lieutenant governor. However, the thing his friends and family would tell you he’s most proud of is his career fighting for children—as a pediatric neurologist and volunteer medical director for a pediatric hospice care facility, he knows children are the key to Virginia’s future.

A life of service: Virginia Military Institute, Army veteran, pediatrician

Ralph grew up on Virginia’s Eastern Shore and attended local public schools. When his school desegregated, many families sent their children elsewhere—but not the Northams. Ralph’s called his parents’ decision to continue to send him to integrated schools “one of the best decisions of my life.”

Later on, Ralph attended the Virginia Military Institute (VMI), where he graduated with distinction. While at VMI, Ralph was elected by his peers to serve as president of the honor court, charged with upholding the school’s honor code.

After VMI, Ralph was commissioned a second lieutenant in the United States Army. He attended Eastern Virginia Medical School and then traveled to San Antonio for a pediatric residency, where he met his wife Pam—a pediatric occupational therapist at the same hospital. Ralph served eight years of active duty and rose to the rank of major. Ralph did his residencies at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center, and he served as chief neurological resident at Johns Hopkins Hospital. As an Army doctor, he served in Germany, treating soldiers wounded in Operation Desert Storm.

When Ralph and Pam returned home, they chose to build their life not far from the same Chesapeake Bay he had grown up on. Ralph began practicing pediatric neurology at Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters in Norfolk. He established Children’s Specialty Group, his current medical practice, to provide expert pediatric care for patients. Ralph also served as assistant professor of neurology at Eastern Virginia Medical School, where he taught medicine and ethics.

For 18 years, Ralph has volunteered as medical director for the Edmarc Hospice for Children in Portsmouth, where he cares for terminally ill children.

“They asked me if I would volunteer at the children’s hospice for one year. 18 years later, I’m still doing it. Those kids and their families have given me more than I could ever give back. They put everything in perspective.” -Ralph Northam

Getting results

Ralph ran for the state senate, then lieutenant governor, because he believes you can find ways to work together while still staying true to your core beliefs. Ralph approaches public service with the same passion he brought to his military and medical service—and he gets results.

“Never once did an injured soldier stop me before a medical procedure to check if I was a Democrat or Republican. And I never asked them. We were all in it together. I look at government the same way.” -Ralph Northam

Ralph uses his experience as a pediatrician to protect the health and safety of Virginia’s children, like passing legislation creating guidelines for school sports teams to deal with concussions.

As a proud Army veteran, Ralph helped protect Virginia’s veterans by expanding needed healthcare and access to job opportunities. As lieutenant governor, he supported efforts to functionally end veteran homelessness in Virginia.

Ralph broke years of gridlock in Richmond by creating bipartisan support for legislation banning smoking in Virginia’s public restaurants—a major victory for public health. Restaurant owners originally opposed his efforts but today many praise Ralph’s vision and willingness to take on entrenched special interests to do what’s right for Virginia.

“As a state senator, Northam, an Army veteran with a low-key demeanor and quick, dry wit, focused on public health and became a stalwart on veterans, child welfare and women’s health issues.” Richmond Times-Dispatch, 2/25/2015

As a strong supporter of a woman’s right to choose, Ralph led the fight against the now infamous transvaginal ultrasound mandate, which would have required Virginia women seeking an abortion to undergo an intrusive and unnecessary procedure.

Ralph chairs the Commonwealth Council on Childhood Success, where he helped secure a federal grant to create up to 13,000 pre-K education spots for children in low-income families and advocated for greater access to prenatal care. He also chairs the Governor’s Task Force on Improving Mental Health Services and Crisis Response and led a team tasked with identifying challenges and suggesting improvements to the state’s complex system of mental health services.

Working with the current administration, Ralph has been on the forefront of attracting new companies, creating jobs, and building a New Virginia Economy. Virginia has seen more than $1 billion invested in our state’s education system and new reforms to workforce development. This has led to a reduction in the unemployment rate, and 195,800 additional net new jobs added to the Virginia workforce. Right now, more Virginians are employed than at any other time in the commonwealth’s history

Ralph has balanced these efforts by calling for fiscal responsibility through government efficiency and balanced state budgets.

“As lieutenant governor, I am proud to support progress for all Virginians. During the past two legislative sessions, I cast tie-breaking votes to ban employment discrimination based on sexual orientation in state government, to repeal the infamous and medically unnecessary ultrasound mandate, and to raise the minimum wage for all working Virginians.” -Ralph Northam

An economy that works for every Virginian

Ralph believes the key to Virginia’s success is creating an economy that gives every Virginian the opportunity to succeed, in every part of the state–no matter who, no matter where. That means building the best workforce in the nation, promoting fiscal responsibility and efficiency in government, and investing in growing industries like biotechnology, drone research, and cybersecurity.

“Years ago, I diagnosed a young boy with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy–a genetic disorder that affects thousands of young boys. He is now 14 years old, and if we do nothing, chances are he won’t survive to see his 21st birthday. But there is good news. Through biotechnology, we are on the cusp of being able to cure Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy–and the research is being done right here in Virginia. We need to do more to lead the way in these emerging technologies–biotechnology, cybersecurity, drone research–so we can grow Virginia’s economy and improve people’s lives.” -Ralph Northam

Today, Ralph lives with his wife Pam—most recently the community outreach coordinator at Lynnhaven River NOW—their black lab Murphy, and their cat Odysseus in Norfolk. They have two children: their son, Wes, a neurosurgery resident and their daughter, Aubrey, a recent graduate of UVA working as a web developer.