Ralph Northam who was born and raised in Cashville will be inagurated as Virginia’s 73 governor today at noon.  The ceremony will take place on the Capitol steps in Richmond.   Tickets are required to attend the event.  Following the ceremony there will be an Inagural Parade in downtown Richmond.   Following the parade,  Governor Northam and his wife Pam will entertain visitors at the Governor’s Mansion.   The day will wrap up with the Inagural Ball tonight starting at 8:00.

Northam, a pediatric nurologist entered politics when he was elected to the Virginia Senate in 2008.  He was then nominated for the Lt. Governor office and was elected in 2012.

Northam graduated from Onancock High School and attended VMI before going to medical school and becoming an Army doctor.  He practiced medicine in Norfolk but also saw patients at Eastern Shore Rural Health.

Northam and his family attended the Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Onancock.

Northam’s father retired judge Wescott Northam  is a resident of the Hermitage.  His brother Tom currently lives in Cashville and practices law in Accomac.  Northam’s mother Nancy, passed away several years ago.