Richmond, VA-- The Virginia chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, which represents over 1,200 pediatricians and pediatric associates in the Commonwealth, is pleased to announce its endorsement of Senator Ralph Northam, MD, for Lieutenant Governor.
The Virginia AAP has represented Virginia’s pediatricians and advocated for Virginia’s children since 1934. Our endorsement of Senator Northam marks the first time in our chapter’s history we have officially endorsed a candidate. Our chapter has chosen to do so because Senator Northam is a fellow pediatrician who shares the same values and commitment to children as our organization. Senator Northam is the ideal candidate we would hope to see elected to a statewide leadership position.
“Dr. Northam has spent his entire career in service to others,” said Dr. William Rees, President of the Virginia chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics. “Whether it was serving children through his pediatric medical practice, serving our country as an Army physician in Desert Storm or serving the citizens of Virginia in the Senate, he has demonstrated a strong commitment to his community. We are confident he would serve Virginians as Lieutenant Governor with the same integrity and leadership he has shown in every position he has held. The Virginia AAP is pleased to call Senator Northam a member and a friend and we are pleased to endorse his candidacy for Lieutenant Governor.”