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Ralph Northam on Abortion
Click here for 6 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Repeal sonogram requirement to get an abortion. (Feb 2016)
  • Led fight against transvaginal ultrasound requirement. (Nov 2015)
  • Protect women's reproductive rights. (Oct 2015)
  • Keep abortion funding for women carrying fetal abnormalities. (Nov 2013)
  • Opposes restrictive TRAP laws & dangerous personhood bill. (Nov 2013)
  • Stop the Republican war on women. (Jan 2013)
Ralph Northam on Budget & Economy
Click here for the full quote on Budget & Economy OR background on Budget & Economy.
  • Cut spending by $4.6 billion to keep our budget balanced. (May 2017)
Ralph Northam on Civil Rights
Click here for 3 full quotes on Civil Rights OR background on Civil Rights.
  • Backs marriage rights for same-sex couples. (Nov 2015)
  • Tie-breaking vote against gay workplace discrimination. (Nov 2015)
  • Treat same-sex couples equally and fairly under the law. (Nov 2013)
Ralph Northam on Corporations
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Ralph Northam on Crime
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  • Spare our first responders from devastating budget cuts. (Nov 2013)
Ralph Northam on Drugs
Click here for 4 full quotes on Drugs OR background on Drugs.
  • Be open-minded about medicinal plants like marijuana. (Mar 2017)
  • Blacks are twice as likely to be arrested for pot possession. (Feb 2017)
  • We spend $67 million a year enforcing our marijuana laws. (Jan 2017)
  • Drug problems are not confined to youth and minorities. (Sep 2016)
Ralph Northam on Education
Click here for 4 full quotes on Education OR background on Education.
  • Federal grant to create 3,000 pre-K education spots. (Nov 2015)
  • Invest in early childhood education. (Oct 2015)
  • Historically strong commitment to public education. (Nov 2011)
  • Restore and increase funding for K-12 education. (Jan 2011)
Ralph Northam on Energy & Oil
Click here for 2 full quotes on Energy & Oil OR background on Energy & Oil.
  • Restrict offshore oil and gas drilling off Virginia coast. (Apr 2017)
  • We must act to address climate change. (Nov 2013)
Ralph Northam on Environment
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  • I reject idea that environmental regulations harm economy. (Nov 2011)
Ralph Northam on Families & Children
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Ralph Northam on Foreign Policy
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Ralph Northam on Free Trade
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Ralph Northam on Government Reform
Click here for 2 full quotes on Government Reform OR background on Government Reform.
  • Nonpartisan redistricting so voters, not pols, pick reps. (May 2017)
  • Mid-decade redistricting bill is borderline corruption. (Nov 2013)
Ralph Northam on Gun Control
Click here for 2 full quotes on Gun Control OR background on Gun Control.
  • No concealed carry without a permit. (Feb 2016)
  • Keep guns out of the hands of criminals & the mentally ill. (Nov 2013)
Ralph Northam on Health Care
Click here for 4 full quotes on Health Care OR background on Health Care.
  • No family should be one illness away from financial demise. (May 2017)
  • Proud voice in favor of Medicaid expansion. (Nov 2015)
  • Expand access to Medicaid for 400,000 of our citizens. (Oct 2015)
  • Medicaid expansion will save taxpayers billions. (Nov 2013)
Ralph Northam on Homeland Security
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  • Strengthen Virginia's relationship with the Armed Services. (Nov 2013)
Ralph Northam on Immigration
Click here for 3 full quotes on Immigration OR background on Immigration.
  • Stand up against ICE; our doors are open. (May 2017)
  • Support driver's licenses for illegal immigrants. (Jan 2017)
  • Work with federal government to enforce immigration laws. (Nov 2013)
Ralph Northam on Jobs
Click here for 2 full quotes on Jobs OR background on Jobs.
  • Tiebreaker in favor of increasing the minimum wage. (Nov 2015)
  • Raise minimum wage from $7.25 to $9.25 per hour. (Feb 2014)
Ralph Northam on Local Issues
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Ralph Northam on Principles & Values
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  • Religious sectarianism has no place in politics. (Sep 2013)
Ralph Northam on Social Security
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Ralph Northam on Tax Reform
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  • Raise income tax rate by 1% for income over $500,000. (Apr 2017)
Ralph Northam on Technology
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  • Transportation bill including investments in mass transit. (Nov 2013)
Ralph Northam on War & Peace
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Ralph Northam on Welfare & Poverty
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VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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Based on these stances:
(Click on topic for excerpt & citation)
Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+5 points on Social scale)
Repeal sonogram requirement to get an abortion: Favors topic 1
Led fight against transvaginal ultrasound requirement: Strongly Favors topic 1
Protect women's reproductive rights: Strongly Favors topic 1
Keep abortion funding for women carrying fetal abnormalities: Strongly Favors topic 1
Opposes restrictive TRAP laws & dangerous personhood bill: Strongly Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Blacks are twice as likely to be arrested for pot possession: Strongly Favors topic 2
Stop the Republican war on women: Strongly Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
Backs marriage rights for same-sex couples: Strongly Favors topic 3
Tie-breaking vote against gay workplace discrimination: Strongly Favors topic 3
Treat same-sex couples equally and fairly under the law: Strongly Favors topic 3
Strongly Opposes topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(+5 points on Social scale)
Religious sectarianism has no place in politics: Strongly Opposes topic 4
Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-5 points on Economic scale)
No family should be one illness away from financial demise: Strongly Favors topic 5
Proud voice in favor of Medicaid expansion: Strongly Favors topic 5
Expand access to Medicaid for 400,000 of our citizens: Favors topic 5
Medicaid expansion will save taxpayers billions: Favors topic 5
No opinion on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Federal grant to create 3,000 pre-K education spots: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Invest in early childhood education: Opposes topic 7
Historically strong commitment to public education: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Restore and increase funding for K-12 education: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(+5 points on Social scale)
Transportation bill including investments in mass transit: Opposes topic 8
I reject idea that environmental regulations harm economy: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-3 points on Social scale)
Spare our first responders from devastating budget cuts: Favors topic 9
Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-3 points on Economic scale)
No concealed carry without a permit: Opposes topic 10
Keep guns out of the hands of criminals & the mentally ill: Opposes topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Raise income tax rate by 1% for income over $500,000: Strongly Favors topic 11
Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+2 points on Social scale)
Stand up against ICE; our doors are open: Strongly Favors topic 12
Support driver's licenses for illegal immigrants: Strongly Favors topic 12
Work with federal government to enforce immigration laws: Opposes topic 12
No opinion on topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-3 points on Social scale)
Strengthen Virginia's relationship with the Armed Services: Favors topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+5 points on Social scale)
Nonpartisan redistricting so voters, not pols, pick reps: Strongly Favors topic 16
Mid-decade redistricting bill is borderline corruption: Favors topic 16
No opinion on topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Restrict offshore oil and gas drilling off Virginia coast: Strongly Favors topic 18
We must act to address climate change: Favors topic 18
Strongly Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(+5 points on Social scale)
Be open-minded about medicinal plants like marijuana: Strongly Opposes topic 19
We spend $67 million a year enforcing our marijuana laws: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Drug problems are not confined to youth and minorities: Opposes topic 19
Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Cut spending by $4.6 billion to keep our budget balanced: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Tiebreaker in favor of increasing the minimum wage: Favors topic 20

Ralph Northam is a Libertarian-Leaning Progressive.
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