Youngkin takes over from Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam, who plans to return to Norfolk and resume his practice as a pediatric neurologist. Ahead of the swearing in, Northam and his wife, Pam, handed off their mansion key to the Youngkins. Northam apologized to Youngkin for the state of the plastic key card — it had been chewed by one of the family dogs, Pearl. “I can promise you that it still works,” Northam said.