I just received press releases from both the Aneesh Chopra (on the front) and Ralph Northam (on the "flip") for LG campaigns. Congratulations to both candidates for getting on the Democratic primary ballot, and particularly to Aneesh Chopra for his impressive haul of 20,000+ signatures (more than twice the 10k required). According to the Virginia State Board of Elections, today is the first day candidates can submit petition signatures; the last day is March 28 (at 5 pm). Also worth noting is that the State Board of Elections recommends that candidates get at least 15,000 total signatures and 700 for each CD.
Today, I am honored to submit 14,703 signatures with the Board of Elections to secure my spot on the Democratic ballot—that is 4,703 more than the necessary number. More importantly, they come from across the Commonwealth. We have at least 700 in each of our 11 Congressional districts with thousands of signatures coming from Northern Virginia.
As I think about what it takes to reach this lofty goal, I am truly humbled by your support and your volunteerism.
Collecting 14,703 signatures across the Commonwealth can only mean one thing: Voters want a new direction in Richmond. They want a fighter who will stand up for women’s health and against an Attorney General who refuses to acknowledge fact-based medicine. People are tired of new voter suppression laws intended to discriminate against those who need a voice in government the most. They want a champion for children who understands that a great education and healthy upbringing will produce the future leaders of our Commonwealth and the backbone of our economy. That is why I am running for Lieutenant Governor.
Once again, thank you. Lets keep the momentum going.
Ralph Northam | Democrat for Lt. Governor