tv Ralph Northam Election Victory Speech CSPAN November 8, 2017 11:48am-12:01pm EST
herring on his great re-election. thank you for reelecting mark herring. i also want to thank our friend, the next lieutenant governor of virginia, justin fairfax. what a great team we have here in virginia. you know, it was said that the eyes of the nation are now on the commonwealth. today, virginians have answered and have spoken. virginia has told us to end the divisiveness. hat we will not condone hatred and bigotry and to end the politics that have torn this country apart. i want to let you know that in virginia it's going it take a doctor to heal our differences. to bring unity to our
people. i am here to let you know the doctor is in. cheers and applause] and this doctor will be on call for the next four years. [cheers and applause] we need to close the wound, the divide, and bring unity to virginia. whether you voted for me or not, e're all virginians. and i hope, i hope to earn your confidence and support as we move forward. the virginia way is to work together to get results. i have taken care of a lot of sick children over the years, and their families. and nobody has ever asked me whether i am a republican or democrat, nor have i asked hem.
when someone's life is at stake, they do not care if you're a democrat or a republican, they just want someone to help. that is the way that our administration will govern our commonwealth. we will put the people of virginia before politics. before party. and before ideology. i want to say thank you so much to virginia for putting your trusted me. we put a lot of miles on the sequoia. my man seth and me, we drove all over this commonwealth. we listened to a lot of angry people. -- we listened to a lot of 80's music, and sometimes we bumped it up to the 90's. you know, as we have traveled across virginia i have seen an outpouring of support.
i saw the outpouring of people looking to get involved. for those of you that knocked on oors, who made phone calls and talked to their neighbors about the principles and values that are so important to us as virginians, i say thank you so much. and for those of you who supported our campaign financially, the people who scraped five dollars, $10, $20 -- your contribution sent a message that will be hurt -- heard around the country and the globe. i'm so proud of my team led by rad and gabrielle. i have never been around a team that was more professional, more
talented, more hardworking. and so, to our team, the ones that got us where we are today, please join me in giving them a big round of applause. [applause] to the electioned -- to the elected officials across this great commonwealth, and i know you have heard from a lot of them tonight. i want to thank all of those that supported by campaign. o senator warner, to senator tim kaine, to congressman scott, congressman connolly and others, i appreciate your friendship and your support. what a wonderful four years of leadership we have had under our friend governor terry mcauliffe and first lady dorothy mcauliffe. terry and dorothy, you have dealt a new virginia economy and
put virginia on the right path and we are thankful to you. the progress we will have over the next four years is because of your hard work over the last four years, and we thank you. to my family, i cannot thank you enough. to our children -- i love her, too! [cheers and applause] to our children, wes and aubrey, we're so proud of you. and to my wife, pam, who is the love of my life. i had to go all the way to texas to find her but i'm glad i did. but i want to tell you that pam northam will be a wonderful first lady for the commonwealth of virginia. n closing, once you know how
-- one minute you to know how hum nled and honored i am to have your trust to serve as the 73rd fwoff goff of the commonwealth of virginia -- governor as the commonwealth of virginia. [cheers and applause] having grown up op a small farm i virginia's eastern shore have worked very hard, but i have had wonderful opportunities and i want virginians to have hose same opportunities. and you know, as i travel around the commonwealth i have listened to a lot of folks. what i hear is number ones, virginians want a job they can support themselves and their families with. they want to make sure their children have access to world-class education. hey want to make sure that all of us as virginians have access to affordable and quality health care. they want to make sure that we live in environments where the air and water are clean.
they want to live in communities that are safe. where there are not guns on every street corner. and finally, something that i am so proud of and i remind you-all the time -- we live in a very diverse society. it is getting more diverse every day. it is that diverse society that makes this country great! [cheers and applause] >> and, as long as i am governor, i will make sure we are inclusive. that we welcome people to the commonwealth of virginia. our lights will be on. ur doors will be open. so tomorrow, my fellow virginians, the hard work of governing begins. let's it to work. may god bless all of you. and may god bless the commonwealth of virginia. thapping you.
bill that would allow small businesses to raise capital. they'll finish up work today on a bill dealing with hydroelectric power. to the house floor now. live coverage here on c-span. the speaker: the house will be in orer. the prayer will be offered by the guest chaplain, pastor jeff williams, faith community church, janesville, welcome wisconsin. the chaplain: let us pray. our father in heaven, your word declares you have been our dwelling place throughout all generations and from everlasting to everlasting, you are god. your sovereignty when juxtaposed with our humanity humbles us and causes us to seek your face. when beginning his rule king solomon prayed for you to grant him a discerning heart to govern your people and distinguish between right and wrong.