January 10, 2019 Press Releases and Announcements

DPVA Chair Swecker praises Governor Northam’s State of the Commonwealth Address

by Democratic Party of Virgina

DPVA Chair Swecker praises Governor Northam's State of the Commonwealth Address

Northam's critical investments in education, transportation, and infrastructure build on historic first year in office

RICHMOND, VA – Democratic Party of Virginia Chairwoman Susan Swecker issued the following statement praising Governor Ralph Northam’s State of the Commonwealth Address:

"Tonight, Governor Northam presented a bold 'way ahead' for the Commonwealth that builds upon his historic first year as Governor and makes crucial investments in Virginia's future.

From providing sorely needed pay raises for our public-school teachers to increasing funding for rural broadband to improving our roads to reforming our gun laws to make Virginians safer, Governor Northam outlined an optimistic, forward-looking plan to the General Assembly this evening that will make our Commonwealth stronger for generations to come.

If last year and the passage of Medicaid Expansion is any indicator, Virginia Democrats can be sure that Governor Northam will work tirelessly to deliver on the important initiatives he presented tonight as he continues to lift up and empower Virginians in every corner of the Commonwealth.”