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Roxann Robinson
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Virginia House of Delegates District 27
Incumbent
In office
June 24, 2010 - Present
Term ends
January 13, 2016
Years in position 4
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$17,640/year
Per diem$170/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
First electedJune 2010
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sIllinois College of Optometry, Fairmont State College
Personal
Birthday01/11/1956
Place of birthWeirton, WV
Professionoptometrist
ReligionMethodist
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Roxann L. Robinson is a Republican member of the Virginia House of Delegates, representing District 27. She was first elected to the chamber in June 2010. She won a special election to replace Sam Nixon, who resigned after accepting the position of Commissioner of the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.[1]

Biography

Robinson earned her B.S in visual science from the Illinois College of Optometry and her B.S. in biology from Fairmont State College. Robinson works as an optometrist and small business owner.

Committee assignments

2014-2015

At the beginning of the 2014 legislative session, Robinson served on the following committees:

Virginia Committee Assignments, 2014
Education
General laws
Health, Welfare and Institutions
Science and Technology

2012-2013

In the 2012-2013 legislative session, Robinson served on the following committees:

Issues

Campaign themes

2011

Robinson’s website highlighted the following campaign themes:

  • Job Creation

Excerpt: "As a small business owner, Roxann understands the challenges facing businesses – making payroll every two weeks and sticking to a budget, especially in these difficult economic times. Roxann also understands how government red tape, regulations, and taxes are obstacles to business creation and expansion. Creating new jobs and re-invigorating our workforce will be a top priority for as your Delegate."

  • Tax Relief

Excerpt: "Roxann firmly believes that tax increases are not the solution and only contribute to further hardship for taxpayers. As your Delegate, she will work to limit government spending and control, and vote to reduce taxes on Virginia families and small businesses."

  • Healthcare

Excerpt: "As an optometrist, Roxann has seen firsthand the problems with our healthcare system. The endless bureaucratic red tape only gets in the way of a patient and his or her doctor. These problems will only grow worse because of the President’s healthcare reform. To improve our healthcare system, Roxann will support free market reforms, not more government regulations. Decisions on healthcare should be between a patient and doctor – not the patient and a government bureaucrat. Roxann will support Governor McDonnell and Attorney General Cuccinelli’s efforts to fight national healthcare legislation."

  • Education Improvement

Excerpt: "Roxann will work to ensure that no less than 65% of education funding is spent in the classroom where it belongs."

  • Protecting Innocent Life

Excerpt: "Roxann believes in the sanctity of life and, as your Delegate, will support legislation that protects innocent life."

  • Defending the 2nd Amendment

Excerpt: "Roxann will support the 2nd Amendment and will oppose any efforts to prohibit the rights of law-abiding gun owners to own or operate a gun."

Elections

2013

See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013

Robinson won re-election in the 2013 election for Virginia House of Delegates District 27. Robinson ran unopposed in the June 11 Republican primary. She was unopposed in the general election, which took place on November 5, 2013.[2]

2011

See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2011

On November 8, 2011, Robinson won re-election to District 27 of the Virginia House of Delegates. She was uncontested in the August 23 primary and ran unopposed in the November 8 general election.[3]

Campaign donors

2011

In 2011, Robinson received $47,035 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[4]

Virginia House of Delegates 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Roxann Robinson's campaign in 2011
Virginia Optometric Association PAC (Vopac)$3,500
Virginia Hospital Healthcare Association$2,500
Richmond Optometric Society$2,000
Allergan$2,000
Dominion$2,000
Total Raised in 2011 $47,035

Scorecards

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2014-2015

In 2014, the Virginia General Assembly was in session from January 8 through March 10. In 2015, the Virginia General Assembly will be in session from January 14 to February 28, 2015.

  • Legislators are scored based on their support of pro-business issues during the 2014 legislative session.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on environmental and conservation issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on business and quality of life issues.

2012-2013

In 2012, the Virginia General Assembly was in regular session from January 11 to March 10. In 2013, the Virginia General Assembly was in session from January 9 to February 25.

  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record on Reproductive Health and Rights.
  • Legislators are scored based on important legislation affecting business and industry.
  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record on the issue of equality.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key conservative issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their voting record on the issues of the principles of life, marriage, parental authority, constitutional government and religious liberty.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on environmental and conservation issues.

Personal

Robinson has a husband, Michael.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Sam Nixon
Virginia House of Delegates District 27
2010–present
Succeeded by
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