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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Richmond Montessori School earns VAIS reaccreditation


Richmond Montessori School, an independent Montessori school for children ages 2 to 14, recently earned reaccreditation from the Virginia Association of Independent Schools. The VAIS accreditation program is one of only a few recognized at the national level through the National Association of Independent School's Commission on Accreditation and is also recognized and approved by the Virginia Board of Education through the Virginia Council for Private Education. > Read more.

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Neil Burton, the founder of Strangeways Brewing in Henrico, will serve on the 2017-18 Leadership Council of The Virginia Craft Brewers Guild (VCBG). Burton will share the chairmanship of the Marketing & Tourism Committee with Kevin Erskine of Coelacanth Brewing. Other local brewers in leadership positions include Eric McKay of Hardywood Park Craft Brewery (VCBG chair), Hunter Smith of Champion Brewing Company (co-chair of the Government Affairs Committee) and Kate Lee of Hardywood (co-chair of the Quality Committee). > Read more.

James River Juvenile Detention Center to graduate its largest class

James River Juvenile Detention Center will celebrate its largest class of high school graduates June 27, as 13 residents receive their high school diploma or GED certificate.

The ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. at the detention center, 3650 Beaumont Road in Powhatan County. The graduates will mark their academic milestone by walking across a stage in a cap and gown before an audience of family members. A reception will follow. > Read more.

Henrico School Board selects redistricting Option E


JUNE 23, 10:30 A.M. – The Henrico County School Board Thursday concluded its latest redistricting process by selecting a plan for middle school redistricting that will impact a number of students in the western and northern parts of the county, as well as a few in Eastern Henrico.

The process sought to reduce overcrowding at Hungary Creek Middle School, create room at Wilder Middle School for a gifted academy and address the poverty level disparity among some middle schools. It will impact about 775 students, according to school system officials. > Read more.

‘Senior Cool Care’ program to help older adults in Metro Richmond


For the 27th year, Senior Connections, The Capital Area Agency on Aging is helping older adults combat summer heat through a program now called "Senior Cool Care" (formerly the Fan Care program) that provides fan and air conditioning units for eligible senior citizens.

The program is available to low-income older adults age 60 and older who reside in the City of Richmond and the counties of Charles City, Chesterfield, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, New Kent and Powhatan. > Read more.

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Cracker – Unplugged will perform at 8 p.m. at The Tin Pan, 8982 Quioccasin Rd. Cracker has been described as a lot of things over the years: alt-rock, Americana, insurgent-country and even punk and classic rock. Co-founders David Lowery and Johnny Hickman have been at it for a quarter of a century – amassing ten studio albums, multiple gold records, thousands of live performances, and hit songs that are still in current radio rotation around the globe. Tickets are $42.50 in advance and $47.50 at the door. Doors open at 6 p.m. For details, call 447-8189 or visit http://www.tinpanrva.com. Full text

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