Roslyn Tyler

Current Position: State Delegate since 2006
Affiliation: Democrat
Former Position(s): Sussex County Board of Supervisors from 1984 – 1995

Delegate Roslyn Cain “Roz” Tyler, House of Delegates Representative of the 75thDistrict, was elected to the Virginia General Assembly in 2005. The 75th District includes all of the City of Emporia, all of Brunswick County, all of Greensville County and parts of Dinwiddie County, Lunenberg County, Southampton County, Sussex County, Surry County, Isle of Wight County, and the City of Franklin

Otto Wachsmann

Current Position: Pharmacist
Affiliation: Republican
Candidate: 2019 State Delegate

Overview: N/A

Roslyn Tyler 2Roslyn Tyler

Current Position: State Delegate since 2006
Affiliation: Democrat
Former Position(s): Sussex County Board of Supervisors from 1984 – 1995

Delegate Roslyn Cain “Roz” Tyler, House of Delegates Representative of the 75thDistrict, was elected to the Virginia General Assembly in 2005. The 75th District includes all of the City of Emporia, all of Brunswick County, all of Greensville County and parts of Dinwiddie County, Lunenberg County, Southampton County, Sussex County, Surry County, Isle of Wight County, and the City of Franklin

Summary

Current Position: State Delegate since 2006
Affiliation: Democrat
Former Position(s): Sussex County Board of Supervisors from 1984 – 1995

Delegate Roslyn Cain “Roz” Tyler, House of Delegates Representative of the 75thDistrict, was elected to the Virginia General Assembly in 2005. The 75th District includes all of the City of Emporia, all of Brunswick County, all of Greensville County and parts of Dinwiddie County, Lunenberg County, Southampton County, Sussex County, Surry County, Isle of Wight County, and the City of Franklin

About

Roslyn Tyler

Source: Campaign page

Delegate Roslyn Cain “Roz” Tyler, House of Delegates Representative of the 75thDistrict, was elected to the Virginia General Assembly in 2005. The 75th District includes all of the City of Emporia, all of Brunswick County, all of Greensville County and parts of Dinwiddie County, Lunenberg County, Southampton County, Sussex County, Surry County, Isle of Wight County, and the City of Franklin

Virginia General Assembly

As the elected representative of Virginia’s 75th District, Delegate Tyler serves on several committees which allow her to advocate for her Legislative Priorities which affect the District.  She has been appointed to serve on the following committees in the 2019 Virginia General Assembly:

  • House Committee of Appropriations

Subcommittees:

Capitol Outlay

Public Safety

  • Education

  Subcommittee:

Subcommittee #1

  • Militia. Police and Public Safety

  Subcommittee:

Subcommittee #1

View current and past session legislation >

Family

 

Delegate Tyler was born on July 18, 1961 to Johnny and Gladys Cain in Emporia, Virginia.  She resides in Jarratt, Virginia in Sussex County with her husband, Rufus Tyler, Sr.  She has four children: Rufus Jr., Ronecia, Rosche, Rameka and two grandchildren, Makenzie and Karter.

Education

  • Greensville County High School
  • B.S. Biology – Virginia State University
  • B.S. Physical Therapy – Old Dominion University
  • M.S. Education – Virginia State University
  • Advanced Studies – Virginia Commonwealth University

Employment

Clinical Coordinator of Physical Therapy at Southern Virginia Regional Medical Center.

Honors/Activities

  • “Hard Rock Award” from Virginia Education Association
  • Grade A Award – Virginia Chamber of Commerce
  • Emporia – Greensville Rotary Club
  • Virginia Physical Therapist Association
  • Organizer of the 75th District Gospel Choir
  • Head Start Advisory Comittee
  • Smart Beginnings Board of Directors
  • Former Board Member of John Tyler Community College
  • Former Chair of Sussex County Board of Supervisors

Experience

Work Experience

  • Clinical Coordinator
    Rehabilitative Services, Southern Virginia Regional Medical Center

Education

  • B.S., Biology, 1982; M.Ed., Education, 1995
    Virginia State University
  • B.S., Physical Therapy
    Old Dominion University
    1986 to present

  • Virginia Commonwealth University

Awards

League of Conservation Voters, Conservation Legislative Hero
Virginia Chamber of Commerce, Distinguished Advocate for Virginia Business
Virginia Loggers Association, President’s Award
Virginia Education Association, Solid as a Rock Award
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Outstanding Achievement
Delta Sigma Theta, Inc, Outstanding Public Service
Greensville and Emporia Economic Development Partnership, Economic Development Award

Personal

  • Birth Year: 1961
  • Place of Birth: Greensville County, VA
  • Gender: Female
  • Race(s): African American
  • Religion: Baptist
  • Spouse: Rufus Edmond Tyler, Sr.
  • Children: Rufus, Jr., Ronecia, Rosch�, and Rameka

Membership & Affiliation

Chapel Hill Baptist Church
Mt. Calvary Baptist Church
American Physical Therapy Association
Virginia Physical Therapy Association
Head Start Health Advisory Board
Boys & Girls Club of Emporia/Greensville County (board of directors)
Emporia/Greensville County Rotary
John Tyler Community College (former board member)
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Commission
Virginia Rural Center (board of directors)
Virginia Legislative Black Caucus (vice chairman, former chairman)

Contact

Legislative Assistant: Mary Beth Washington
Administrative Assistant During Session: Mari Wadsworth

Email:

Offices

Capitol Office
Pocahontas Building
900 E. Main St,
Richmond, Virginia 23219
Phone: (804) 698-1075

District Office
25359 Blue Star Highway
Jarratt, VA 23867
Phone: (434) 336-1710

Web

Government Page, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn

Politics

Recent Elections

2019 State DelegateArray

Roslyn Tyler (D)12,34650.98%
H. Otto Wachsmann, Jr (R)11,84048.89%
Write In (Write-in)300.12%
TOTAL24,216

Source: Virginia Legislative Information System

Finances

TYLER, ROSLYN C has run in 7 races for public office, winning 7 of them. The candidate has raised a total of $774,959.

Source: Follow the Money

Committees

Committees

Militia, Police and Public Safety
Education
Appropriations

Subcommittees

Appropriations – General Government and Capital Outlay Subcommittee
Appropriations – Public Safety Subcommittee
Education – Subcommittee #1
Militia, Police and Public Safety – Subcommittee #1

Appointments

Voting Record

See: Vote Smart

New Legislation

Source: Virginia Legislative Information System

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H. Otto Wachsmann Jr.Otto Wachsmann

Current Position: Pharmacist
Affiliation: Republican
Candidate: 2019 State Delegate

Overview: N/A

Summary

Current Position: Pharmacist
Affiliation: Republican
Candidate: 2019 State Delegate

Overview: N/A

About

H. Otto Wachsmann Jr. 1

Source: Facebook

Otto Wachsmann is passionate about his sense of community and his strong desire to see his community move forward.  This value has been instilled in him from his early days spending as much time in the summer as he could on his grandfather’s farm, standing on a soda fountain stool so he could reach the keys on his father’s cash register at their family owned store, serving for sixteen years as a member of the Stony Creek Volunteer Fire Department, maintaining his efforts as a member of the Joyner Gray Yale Ruritan Club and his decades working as a pharmacist at Stony Creek Pharmacy.  

After graduating from high school, Otto attended the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg  for two years to fulfill his entrance requirements into the Medical College of Virginia-VCU School of Pharmacy where he earned his BS degree in Pharmacy in 1986.  Immediately following graduation, he started working as a staff pharmacist for Peoples Drug briefly in Richmond before being transferred closer to home at their Emporia, Virginia location.  It wasn’t long before he left corporate pharmacy and began a career working for a collection of independent pharmacies in Sussex, Petersburg, Prince George and Crewe, Virginia. ​

In 1989 Otto took a brief absence from community pharmacy and took a home office manager positions at the A. H. Robins Company in Richmond as their first Manager of Managed Health Care/Technical Information and later as their Manager of New Product Planning/Technical Information.  While those two roles only lasted for one year before the company was purchased by American Home Products, it provided him with an inside view of what has now developed into how prescription drug prices are created and further manipulated.​

After returning to his previous work with independent pharmacies, in 1996 Otto stepped out again and accepted the position as Director of Experiential Education at the newly created Bernard J. Dunn School of Pharmacy at Shenandoah University in Winchester, Virginia.  While pioneering this position, Otto travelled throughout the state and became quite aware of the concerns of many people in our rural areas including the opioid crisis which was just developing in Southwest Virginia at that time.  It was also during this time that he earned his Doctor of Pharmacy degree at Shenandoah University and served as President of the Virginia Pharmacists Association.

Although Otto found the Winchester region in Virginia quite appealing, in 2003 he returned home to the 75th District and purchased his father’s pharmacy that he still owns and continues to help those in our community with their prescription needs. He is quite fortunate to have some outstanding and friendly staff to assist with serving their patients who need and deserve assistance with understanding their healthcare needs.  It is this position, from behind and in front of the pharmacy counter that Otto has gained his sense of passion for his community.  As portions of our economy according to the experts seem to have improved the past few years, it is apparent in rural areas such as most of the 75th District this move to prosperity appears to have stalled.  While we hear of programs to help improve the economy from a statewide level, with very few exceptions, Otto has not seen those benefits translate well to those in our community.   Instead he sees many areas of decline for his patients and as a small business owner he watches as hardware stores, grocery stores and other pharmacies close leaving those in the community with a loss of valuable resources.  These reasons are what have prompted Otto to make a bid for the office of Delegate for the 75th District in Virginia.

Today Otto and his wife Judy have their roots in Sussex County to stay.  In addition to their pharmacy, he enjoys living in the house that he and Judy had built on that very same farm that Otto enjoyed spending so much time on with his grandfather.  They have two daughters, Katherine (Kate) and Kirsten that have recently moved off the farm and into their own.  Kate works at Southern Virginia Regional Medical Center in Emporia as an X-ray/CT technician and their youngest daughter Kirsten is in graduate school at Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia.  When Judy isn’t maintaining her efforts with managing the dual enrollment high school student program at Paul D Community College in Franklin, VA in their free time, she and Otto enjoy their farmhouse with their chocolate Labrador Celexa who is probably at this very moment adding to her collection of sticks, rocks and weeds she keeps in the family room.

Web

Facebook, Campaign Site, Twitter

Issues

Source: Campaign page

Increase Access to Quality Care

Too many families in Southside suffer from an incomplete healthcare system.  Access to quality care is limited, providers lack necessary resources, prescription drug costs are too high, and it’s nearly impossible to navigate the health insurance maze.  We need patient centered solutions that will allow those in our community to have access to the quality and affordable care they deserve, regardless of location.  We also need to protect patients with preexisting conditions and ensure they get the care they need.    

Additionally, we need to confront the opioid epidemic head on.  We are losing too many young, talented individuals to this tragic disease while wasting valuable resources which can be used elsewhere.  There has to be a better way.  We must find a solution.  We have to find a different  approach.

Bringing Jobs Back to Southside

We are told the economy is improving and unemployment is low, but it’s hard to see the effects of that in our region.  Over the years countless businesses have been forced to close taking good paying jobs with them.  We need to show that Southside is open for business and that starts with a favorable tax climate and eliminating burdensome regulations that hurt businesses.  Jobs are not a partisan issue.  We need to work with everyone, regardless of party, to make sure Southside is an attractive place to open a business.  We need to offer our local governments a hand in identifying and bringing new business into the region.  We need to discover how we can assist new small businesses to open and operate.  

Agriculture is critical to our economy. We need to ensure preservation of farmland, reduce unnecessary and unfounded regulation on farmers and the farming industry, and create a business climate where agriculture in all forms can thrive.

Quality Education for All Students

Our children deserve the best education from the best teachers.  We must make it a priority to keep great teachers in the classroom and that starts with making sure they are fairly compensated.  If we are going to attract jobs to our region then we need to prepare our children for the jobs of tomorrow.  Finally, a cookie-cutter approach to education does not work.  Different students have different needs and we owe it to them and our teachers to have a flexible system that can accommodate these students and best prepare them for success.

Additionally, rural areas of the state like ours are being left behind as we struggle to try and keep our facilities from falling apart. It’s important to take steps forward to modernize and improve our crumbling school infrastructure. 

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