Otto Wachsmann

Otto Wachsmann 1

Summary

Current Position: State Delegate for VA House District 75 since 2022
Affiliation: Republican

Otto Wachsmann is a proven fighter and community leader who’s dedicated his career to serving Southside families.

As a father, pharmacist, and experienced business owner, Otto will fight for rural Virginia and deliver results that help improve our community for future generations.

Over the years, Otto has helped thousands of Southside families and has seen firsthand how the loss of jobs and opportunity in the region has negatively impacted the local community.

As our Delegate, Otto will work to bring more resources into our community so that Southside is the best place to work, live, and raise a family.

Source: Campaign page

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About

Otto Wachsmann

Source: Campaign page

Otto Wachsmann is a proven fighter and community leader who’s dedicated his career to serving Southside families. As a father, pharmacist, and experienced business owner,

Otto will fight for rural Virginia and deliver results that help improve our community for future generations. Otto grew up in Sussex County where he spent his childhood working at his family’s pharmacy in Stony Creek and summers on his grandfather’s farm.

After spending countless hours helping his father at the pharmacy, Otto decided to follow in his footsteps and pursue a degree in pharmacy.

He graduated from the Medical College of Virginia-VCU School of Pharmacy in 1986 and immediately started working as a staff pharmacist for Peoples Drug in Richmond.

It wasn’t long before he left corporate pharmacy and began a career working for a collection of independent pharmacies in Sussex, Petersburg, and Prince George.

n 1989 Otto took a position at the A.H. Robins Company in Richmond as their first Manager of Managed Health Care and later as their Manager of New Product Planning.

Although he only spent a year with A.H. Robins, it provided him with an inside view as to how prescription drug prices are created. Although he only spent a year with A.H. Robins, it provided him with an inside view as to how prescription drug prices are created and manipulated.

After returning to community pharmacy for a few years, Otto was named Director of Experiential Education at the newly created Bernard J. Dunn School of Pharmacy at Shenandoah University.

While working at Shenandoah, Otto earned his Doctor of Pharmacy degree and served as President of the Virginia Pharmacists Association.

Contact

Legislative Assistant: William Pace
Administrative Assistant During Session: Rosann Meagher

Email:

Offices

Capitol Office
E221
Phone: (804) 698-1075

District Office
P.O. Box 268
Stony Creek, VA 23882

Web

Government Page, Campaign Site, Twitter

Politics

Source: Government

Committee Membership

Health, Welfare and Institutions
Privileges and Elections
Counties Cities and Towns

Subcommittee Membership

Counties Cities and Towns – Subcommittee #2
Health, Welfare and Institutions – Subcommittee #1
Privileges and Elections – Subcommittee #2

Issues

Source: Campaign page

Jobs & the Economy

As the former owner of Stony Creek Pharmacy in Stony Creek, VA, Otto Wachsmann has nearly 20 years of experience in running a business and creating local jobs.

In Richmond, Otto will be an advocate for small businesses and will oppose legislation that increases taxes or adds unnecessary regulations.

Otto will work with other elected officials, local job creators, and community leaders to increase opportunities in Southside so that every individual can reach their potential.

Education

A father of two daughters and a former assistant professor at Shenandoah University, Otto understands the challenges facing parents, students, and teachers.

Otto will work with school administrators to ensure our teachers and students have the resources needed to learn in a safe and effective environment. And as we continue to navigate challenges from COVID-19, Otto will champion common sense solutions that keep our children safe and address learning loss.

Rural Broadband

Increasing access to rural broadband is a top priority for Otto. If Southside if going to keep up with other regions in Virginia and attract more business opportunities, we need access to basic infrastructure.

Otto will support legislation that increases funding for broadband and expands access to all parts of our district.

Healthcare

As a pharmacist practicing in Southside for over thirty years, Otto knows firsthand that we need to improve healthcare services in our region.

Access to quality care is limited, providers lack necessary resources, prescription drug costs are too high, and it is nearly impossible to navigate the health insurance maze.

As our Delegate, Otto will fight for patient centered solutions that allow those in our community to have access to the quality and affordable care they deserve, regardless of location.

Hunting & Sportsman Rights

Growing up in Southside, Otto learned at a young age how important hunting, shooting, and fishing are to our rural way of life.

As our Delegate, Otto will fight to preserve these traditions and oppose legislation that unnecessarily chips away at your rights. He will always be a champion for hunters and sportsman in Southside.

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