Ralph Northam

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. 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 called his parents’ decision to continue to send him to integrated schools “one of the best decisions of my life.” Ralph is a graduate from VMI, has served in the Army treating wounded soldiers, and has practiced as a pediatric neurologist in Norfolk.