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Governor Ralph Northam Delivers Address to the Joint Assembly
"Speaker Cox, Senator Newman, Lieutenant Governor Fairfax, Justices of the Supreme Court, ladies and gentlemen of the General Assembly, thank you for inviting me to speak with you this evening."
Governor Ralph Northam Signs Executive Order Number Three
Governor Ralph Northam today signed Executive Order Number Three giving his Chief of Staff the power to declare a state of emergency, to call the Virginia National Guard to active service for emergencies or disasters, and to declare the Governor
Governor Ralph Northam Signs Executive Order Number Two
Governor Ralph Northam today signed Executive Order Number Two designating certain powers to his Chief of Staff in the event of a state emergency where the Governor is incapacitated or cannot be reached.
Governor Ralph Northam Signs Executive Order Number One
Governor Ralph Northam today signed Executive Order Number One at the Virginia State Capitol, which prohibits discrimination based on race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, political
Governor Ralph Northam Delivers Inaugural Address
Mr. Speaker, Lt. Governor Fairfax, Attorney General Herring, Members of the General Assembly, Justices of the Supreme Court, Judge Tyler, honored guests, Pam, Aubrey, and Wes, my fellow Virginians.

Public Events January 18

The Governor has no public events scheduled for today.

Governor’s Cabinet

Chief of Staff
Clark Mercer
Deputy Chief of Staff
Suzette Denslow
Secretary of the Commonwealth
Kelly Thomasson
Secretary of Admnistration
Keyanna Conner
Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry
Bettina Ring
Secretary of Commerce and Trade
Esther Lee
Secretary of Education
Atif Qarni
Secretary of Finance
Aubrey Layne
Secretary of Health and Human Resources
Daniel Carey, M.D.
Secretary of Natural Resources
Matt Strickler
Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security
Brian J. Moran
Secretary of Transportation
Shannon Valentine
Secretary of Veterans and Defense Affairs
Carlos Hopkins
Counsel to the Governor
Rita Davis
Chief Workforce Advisor to the Governor
Megan Healy

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