Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Ralph Northam, a great Democrat for Virginia's 6th Senate District!

When Democrats take back control of Virginia's Senate this year they will do it with a freshman class of unparalleled talent and expertise. Take Dr. Ralph Northam for instance.

A quick look at Dr. Ralph Northam's bio reveals why he will make a great state senator for Virginia's 6th Senate District:
Dr. Ralph Northam was born in Nassawaddox on September 13th, 1959. He is a third generation native of the Eastern Shore. Ralph is currently a Child Neurologist at Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters. Ralph received his schooling in Onancock, where he learned the value of hard work at a young age. He worked as a farmhand, grocery store clerk and mate on an offshore fishing boat during high school. While balancing classes and work, Ralph also distinguished himself as captain of the both the basketball and baseball teams, and President of Student Government, the Beta Club and the Hi-Y Club. He graduated Salutatorian of his class.

Ralph Northam attended the Virginia Military Institute, where he graduated with distinction and was President of the Honor Court. His summer jobs included working as a captain of a transport boat to Tangier Island and road construction crew member. Ralph then went on to attend Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, graduating in 1984.

Upon graduation from medical school, he completed a pediatric residency at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio and a child neurology fellowship at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. and Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore.

He served 8 years active duty in the United States Army, rising to the rank of Major. Ralph Northam was stationed in Landstul, Germany during Desert Storm, where he treated wounded soldiers returning from the front lines. Ralph was honorably discharged in 1992. He has worked at Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters since that time as a Pediatric Neurologist.

While maintaining an active practice, Ralph Northam established himself as a leader in the community. He has nine years of volunteer service as a Medical Director and a member of the Board of Directors for the Edmarc Hospice for Children. In 2006, he was honored with the Jefferson Award for Community Service Local and State in Washington, D.C. for his outstanding service to the hospice.

At Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters (CHKD), he has served on the Pharmacy Committee and currently serves on the Mortality and Morbidity Committee. Ralph is also an Assistant Professor of Neurology at Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS). He has received the Hayes Teaching Award from CHKD and the Faculty Teaching Award from EVMS for the past three years running.

As your State Senator, Ralph Northam will work with members of both parties to find common sense solutions to reduce traffic, increase access to healthcare, fight crime, protect the Bay, improve schools for both students and teachers, and control our skyrocketing taxes.
Dr. Northam is obviously an exceptional individual who will do the 6th Senate District proud if he is elected. If you live in or near the 6th Senate District then you need to drop what you are doing and get involved with Northam for Senate! You can contact Northam for Senate by clicking here.


VAB said...

In contrast, Dr. Northam's opponent, Republican incumbent Nick Rerras, called a woman candidate for a judgeship or domestic violence opponents "the FemiNazis." Rerras also stated that God may be punishing the parents of mentally ill children, and that mental illness is caused by "demons."

Eileen Levandoski said...

What I think is so indicative of the wonderful candidate we have in Dr. Ralph is seeing all the heartfelt, genuine LTEs praising him in various local newspapers. Night and day difference between him and his opponent, Nick "FemiNazi" Rerras.