Governor Terry McAuliffe’s remarks from the State of the Commonwealth address at the Capitol in Richmond:
Lieutenant Governor Northam, Attorney General Herring, Speaker Howell, Leader Norment, men and women of the General Assembly, distinguished guests, citizens of Virginia – thank you for inviting me to be with you tonight.
A special thanks to my wife, Dorothy, for all that she is doing for Virginia’s children and their families.
I also ask that we all take a moment to thank the 575 brave Virginians in the National Guard who are away from their families this evening, deployed in the UAE, Cuba, Kuwait and elsewhere to keep us all safe.
The head of our Guard is here tonight. Thank you, Major General Tim Williams.
And finally, I welcome the new members of the General Assembly as you begin your first legislative session. I look forward to working with all of you.