House of Delegates - 73rd District

















JOHN O'BANNON, REPUBLICAN
1. Why should residents of your district elect you?
I have worked hard over the last 10 years for the citizens of the 73rd House district.  I’ve tried to use my healthcare experience to make Virginia healthier and safer.  I have abided by the “Part-Time Citizen Legislature” model and continue to work in my neighborhood.  I think Virginia and Henrico County are a wonderful place to live and work and I’d like to continue representing this district in the House of Delegates.

2. What will be your top focus if elected? My top focus this year will continue to be the economy and jobs growth in our region.  We have worked on this now for the last two years.  While we have made some progress, we still have a long way to go to get things back to where they should be.

3. What is the most critical issue 1) facing your district? 2) facing the state as a whole? How do you propose to address these? I believe our most critical issue is jobs growth.  We must work to keep our region’s competitive edge in low taxes, a well educated workforce, a stable “Right to work” status and strong economic development.  More jobs will improve the housing market and the other things slowing economic recovery.  I’ll be working with Gov. McDonnell to bring more new business and industry to Henrico.

4. How will you involve citizens in matters of government? We hold citizen “town hall” meetings at least twice a year.  We have also held telephone town hall meetings, which work very well. Our office is open for constituient meetings all year, and I’m accessible by phone as well.  I’ll be carrying some pieces of legislation this year which are specific requests of citizens. 

5. What’s your favorite way to spend the weekend? I enjoy fishing and boating. 

6. What personal or professional clubs or organizations are you a member of?
I’ve belonged to the River Road Church since 1978.  I am a member of the Glen Allen Ruritan club and the West Richmond Rotary club.  As a physician, I work in the hospitals in this area including Henrico Doctors Hospital and St. Mary’s Hospital.
I appreciate citizen input. I can be reached at 282-8640 when we’re not in session.  I invite everyone to visit us when we’re in session at the General Assembly building.  Our number there is 698-1073.  My e-mail is .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

7. Additional information: I appreciate citizen input. I can be reached at 282-8640 when we’re not in session.  I invite everyone to visit us when we’re in session at the General Assembly building.  Our number there is 698-1073.  My e-mail is .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).
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Dave Peppler, pastor


Dave Peppler, pastor of Chamberlayne Baptist Church, remembers the epiphany he had on a cold afternoon in northern Ohio when God gave him a sense of direction, after he had been wondering what life had in store for him. It was then that he knew that he wanted to become a pastor and serve God.

Peppler, a Delaware native who grew up in Ohio, was ordained in Brownsboro, Ky. in 1998, but his education didn't end there. > Read more.

International goals


A group of youth soccer players – most from Henrico – and local soccer coaches spent a week in Kazakhstan this month as part of a VCU Center for Sport Leadership program.

The group's trip to Astana, Kazakhstan was made possible by a $700,000 grant awarded to CSL Executive Director Carrie LeCrom by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs through its Sports Diplomacy Division. > Read more.

Henrico promotional company changes name


Henrico-based brand merchandising company NewClients, Inc. has changed its name to Boost Promotional Branding.

The company is one of the nation's largest in the branded merchandise industry. Founded in 1981, its serves more than 5,000 clients – including many Fortune 500 companies – nationwide. > Read more.

Lidl competition offers shoppers chance to win NYC trip


Three Lidl shoppers will win trips to New York City to receive a first-look at the Esmara by Heidi Klum collection and attend an international runway event debuting the collection. The contest is open to residents of Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina – the three states in which Lidl currently operates grocery stores. The chain opened two stores in Henrico County last month. > Read more.

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Lakeside Moose #1714 will present “Get Down in the Bottom” with The Embers, featuring Craig Woolard, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at 1207 Hilliard Rd. DJ Tim Wade will open the event from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the gate. Proceeds benefit girls of the Virginia House at Moose-heart, a school founded in 1913 by the Moose fraternal organization that is home to children of all ages. Moose-heart, located just west of Chicago, is a place where children can stay in a safe, secure and nurturing environment while receiving a top-notch education. Open to the public. For details, call 266-4193. Full text

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