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Norfolk state lawmaker Ralph S. Northam, with 98% precincts reporting, beat former White House chief technology officer Aneesh Chopra in the Lieutenant Governor race.

Northam, running with Terry McAuliffe, will face Republican E.W. Jackson in the fall.

He released a statement, below.

“It is an honor to be the Democratic nominee for Lieutenant Governor.  Now let’s win in November and return our Commonwealth to the years of Governors Warner and Kaine that focused on the issues that matter most to Virginians.  We must roll back the damage that has been done in the last two years and stop the assault on women’s reproductive health care,” said Ralph Northam.

“For those meeting me for the first time as we enter the general election, I want to introduce myself.  I grew up on the Eastern Shore and went to school at the Virginia Military Institute.  I served our country in the U.S. Army as a doctor for eight years, rising to the rank of Major and caring for our troops during Desert Storm.  I am a pediatric neurologist and founding partner at Children’s Specialty Group at the Children’s Hospital of King’s Daughters.  As the only doctor in the Senate, I have been an advocate for Virginians’ health by authoring the smoking ban in restaurants and creating safety guidelines for students who suffer concussions,” said Senator Ralph Northam.

“As your next Lieutenant Governor, we can return Virginia to its rightful rank as the best place to raise a family, start a business, and educate a child,” said Senator Ralph Northam.

View other election results here: http://wtvr.com/election-results/

Democratic Primary – Lt. Governor
Ralph Northam (D) 76,052 54%
Aneesh Chopra (D) 63,898 46%
Democratic Primary – Attorney General
Mark Herring (D) 70,644 52%
Justin Fairfax (D) 66,009 48%
House of Delegates – 63rd District
> Rosalyn Dance (D / Inc.) 2,485 53%
Evandra Thompson (D) 2,215 47%
House of Delegates – 28th District
> William Howell (R / Inc.) 1,420 92%
Craig Ennis (R) 131 8%
House of Delegates – 54th District
> Robert “Bobby” Orrock (R / Inc.) 1,366 57%
Dustin Curtis (R) 1,045 43%