Gov. Terry McAuliffe delivers final State of the Commonwealth address – WTVR.com
Ladies and gentlemen my fellow Virginians good evening.
Speaker Cox, Senator Newman, Justices of the Supreme Court, ladies and gentlemen of the Virginia General Assembly, I appreciate the opportunity to address you one final time.
Before I begin, I would like to thank Speaker Bill Howell for his many years of service to this Commonwealth and to tell him and his family that we are all praying for his speedy recovery.
I would also like to congratulate you, Mr. Speaker, on your election to this historic office.
I am so proud to be joined this evening by so many people who have worked tirelessly to help this administration and this Commonwealth succeed.
We have with us my incredible wife and my better half: First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe.
Her leadership on childhood nutrition has resulted in more than 12 million more meals served to our students this year than in my first year in office.
And her work on behalf of our military students and their families has ensured that Virginia will remain the #1 place in the world for our service-members and their loved ones to call home.
Thank you, Dorothy, for your leadership, your dedication and the real positive impact you have made on Virginia families and our economy.
I also want to recognize and thank our five children, four of whom are here with us tonight.
Dori, Jack, Mary, Sally, and Peter Thank you for the support you have given to this family and this governorship over the pas....