Virginia Governor Northam, Governor-Elect Youngkin meet to begin transition into office
RICH - Virginia Governor Ralph Northam met with Governor-Elect Glenn Youngkin Thursday to begin what Northam calls a "smooth transition to his administration."
The current governor, his successor and the current and future first-ladies had lunch at the Executive Mansion in Richmond.
Northam congratulated Youngkin after he defeated former Democratic Governor Terry McAuliffe in the state’s gubernatorial election.
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"We can all be proud that Virginia once again conducted a free and fair election with integrity," Northam said in a statement. "It is a hallmark of our American democracy that we all respect the results, no matter who wins."
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Northam said he encouraged Youngkin to continue investing in job growth, business and public education among other things. "This election brought record voter turnout for a non-presidential election, because Virginians are engaged and involved in our government and democracy. That’s something we can all be proud of," Northam continued.
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