NAME: Ralph S. Northam.

AGE: 54. Born Sept. 13, 1959, in Nassawadox, Va.

HOME: Norfolk.

OCCUPATION: Child neurologist, state senator, assistant professor of neurology at Eastern Virginia Medical School.

EXPERIENCE: Member of Virginia Senate, 2008-present.

EDUCATION: Virginia Military Institute, bachelor's degree; Eastern Virginia Medical School, medical degree.

FAMILY: Wife, Pam; children Wes and Aubrey.

NAME: E.W. Jackson.

AGE: 61. Born Jan. 13, 1952. Chester, Pa.

HOME: Chesapeake.

OCCUPATION: Baptist minister, attorney.

EXPERIENCE: Has never held political office. Founder of Exodus Faith Ministries; president of STAND, a national organization dedicated to 'restoring America's founding values.'

EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree, University of Massachusetts, Boston; Harvard Law School, Harvard Divinity School.

FAMILY: Wife, Theodora; three children.
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