Roxann Robinson

Roxann Robinson 1

Summary

Current Position: State Delegate for VA House District 27 since 2010

Affiliation: Republican

Overview:

Dr. Roxann Robinson is a highly respected optometrist and small business owner. For 30 years she owned and operated her optometric practice here in Chesterfield County. During that time she grew the practice from two employees to nine.

A firm believer in helping others, Roxann is actively involved in many programs that improve our community’s quality of life. She has served as the Clinical Director of Opening Eyes, a program that provides vision exams to Special Olympic athletes.

About

Roxann Robinson

Source: Campaign page

Dr. Roxann Robinson is a highly respected optometrist and small business owner. For 30 years she owned and operated her optometric practice here in Chesterfield County. During that time she grew the practice from two employees to nine. A firm believer in helping others, Roxann is actively involved in many programs that improve our community’s quality of life. She has served as the Clinical Director of Opening Eyes, a program that provides vision exams to Special Olympic athletes. As a part of the Chesterfield business community, Dr. Robinson works with locals schools to insure that underprivileged children have the proper eyesight in order to see and learn. Roxann has served on the Board of Directors at the Manchester Family YMCA and is a member of her local Rotary club. Roxann and Michael Lind, her husband, have called Chesterfield home for 34 years.

Honors

  • Owner of successful small business for over 30 years
  • Past President: Virginia Optometric Association
  • Past President: Virginia Academy of Optometry
  • Clinical Director of Opening Eyes, a program that provides vision exams to Special Olympics participants
  • Virginia Optometrist of the Year (2000)
  • Appointed by Governor Gilmore to the Virginia Board of Optometry
  • Has testified in front of the General Assembly regarding Optometric issues

“For 34 years I have been a self-employed optometrist. Chesterfield has been home since 1983. I have seen our community flourish during those years and have enjoyed the exceptional quality of life we experience in Chesterfield County. I understand the challenges facing our community and I will work diligently to preserve our quality of life. As a small healthcare business owner, I am well aware of how government red tape, regulations, and taxes are obstacles to business creation and expansion. I believe that creating new jobs, re-invigorating our workforce and giving the next generation the tools they need to be economically independent must be the top priority for the General Assembly. As your Delegate for the past seven years, I support ethics reforms and believe that we need transparency at every level of our government. We’ve made motions in the right direction, but I believe in continuing these reforms to protect your voice and ensure that the people’s work is done.”

Experience

Work Experience

  • Optometrist
    2019 to present

Education

  • B.S., Visual Science; O.D.
    Illinois College of Optometry, IL
    2019 to present
  • B.S., Biology,
    Fairmont State College, WV
    1978 to present

Awards

  • Virginia Optometrist of the Year (2000)
  • Illinois College of Optometry, Alumna of the Year (2007)

Personal

  • Birth Year: 1956
  • Place of Birth: Weirton, WV
  • Gender: Female
  • Race(s): Caucasian
  • Religion: Methodist
  • Spouse: Michael Earl Lind

Membership & Affiliation

  • Virginia Optometric Association
  • irginia Academy of Optometry
  • Manchester Family YMCA (board of directors)
  • Virginia Board of Optometry (former member)
  • James River Rotary

Contact

Legislative Assistant: Martha Crosby
Administrative Assistant During Session: Martha Anderson

Email:

Offices

Capitol Office
Pocahontas Building
900 E. Main St,
Richmond, Virginia 23219
Phone: (804) 698-1027

District Office
P.O. Box 4627
Midlothian, VA 23112
Phone: (804) 698-1027

Web

Government Page, Campaign Site

Politics

Source: Wikipedia

On March 24, 2010, Governor Bob McDonnell appointed the 27th district incumbent, Republican Samuel A. Nixon, as Virginia’s Chief Information Officer. Robinson became the Republican nominee to succeed Nixon. She defeated Democrat William Brown, a county planning commissioner, in a special election on June 15, receiving 72% of the vote. Robinson was unopposed for reelection in 2011 and 2013.In 2017, Robinson was opposed by Democrat Larry Barnett. The race was too close to call on election night, but Barnett conceded two days later, and Robinson won re-election by an estimated margin of 124 votes. In the 2018 Legislative Session, Robinson was appointed to chairman of the House Science and Technology Committee.

Recent Elections

2019 State Delegate for VA House District 28

Roxann L. Robinson (R)15,29050.25%
Larry V. Barnett (D)15,10149.63%
Write-In (Write-in)370.12%
TOTAL30,428

2017 State Delegate for VA House District 27

Roxann Robinson (R)14,46150.2%
Larry Vincent Barnett (D)14,33349.7%
Write In (Write-in)380.1%
TOTAL28,832

2015 State Delegate for VA House District 27

Roxann Robinson (R)10,55158.5%
Martin Mooradian, Jr (D)7,47241.4%
Write In (Write-in)250.1%
TOTAL18,048

2013 State Delegate for VA House District 27

Roxann Robinson (R)17,61292.4%
Write In (Write-in)1,4397.6%
TOTAL19,051

Finances

ROBINSON, ROXANN L has run in 5 races for public office, winning 4 of them. The candidate has raised a total of $650,327.

Source: Follow the Money

Committees

Committees

Science and Technology (Chair)
Education
Appropriations
Health, Welfare and Institutions

Subcommittees

All Subcommittees
   Appropriations – Commerce, Agriculture, Natural Resources and Technology Subcommittee
Appropriations – Higher Education Subcommittee
Appropriations – Transportation Subcommittee
Education – Subcommittee #2
Education – Subcommittee #3
Health, Welfare and Institutions – Subcommittee #1

Appointments

Other Commission & Committee Appointments
   Administrative Rules, Joint Commission on
Appropriations – Higher Education Subcommittee
Commerce, Agriculture, Natural Resources and Technology Subcommittee
House Appropriations
House Education
House Health Welfare and Institutions
House Science & Technology
Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders (PANS) Associated with Streptococcal Infections and Pediatric Acute-Onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome (PANDAS), Advisory Council on
School Leadership & Student Outcomes
School Readiness Committee
Sexual and Domestic Violence, Advisory Committee on
Standards of Learning Innovation Committee
Workforce Development, Virginia Board of

Voting Record

See: Vote Smart

New Legislation

Source: Virginia Legislative Information System

Issues

Governance

Ethics Reform

Delegate Robinson supports honest and transparent government at every level. She voted for a $100 annual limit on all gifts to lawmakers, and the creation of a bipartisan body to advise lawmakers on ethical issues. Though these are steps in the right direction, she intends to support future efforts to increase government transparency accountability.

Civil Rights

Women’s Issues

Delegate Robinson promotes women’s issues and interests by supporting opportunities to which women can avail themselves. She created a resolution that made May Women’s Maternal Mental Health Month to help raise awareness for the psychological effects pregnancy, labor, and early childhood can have on a mother. Additionally, she supports reforms to protect young women on college campuses to ensure that places of learning aren’t hindered by concerns of sexual assault. She believes in balancing the rights of the victims and ensuring public safety at the institution

Economy

Taxation

Delegate Robinson believes that tax increases contribute to further hardship for taxpayers and should not be used as a one-step, fast solution. As your Delegate, she will work to limit government spending to reduce taxes on Virginia families and small businesses. She prioritizes a balanced budget and believes that it is more important to use funds appropriately rather than raising taxes.

Economic Opportunity

Having been a small business owner for thirty years, Delegate Robinson has a unique understanding of the day-to-day challenges faced by small business owners. Because of this, she does not support legislation that stifles hard-working business owners and instead promotes legislation that helps to expand small business. She knows that these family-owned businesses are the backbone to the economy in our community in Chesterfield.

Education

Education Reform

As a member of the Education Committee, Delegate Robinson is committed to ensuring that Chesterfield County’s public schools remains among the best in the Commonwealth. She believes that local school boards, not bureaucrats in Richmond, should be making decisions about their local schools. During the last two years, she has introduced legislation to repeal the Labor Day School Start Date law, commonly known as the Kings Dominion Law. The legislation, if passed, would allow local school districts the ability to choose when students go back to class. This past year she was appointed by Governor Terry McAuliffe to serve on the SOL Innovation Committee which reviews and makes recommendations to the General Assembly on ways to improve Virginia’s SOLs. With her support, the General Assembly voted to reduce the number of SOL tests from 28 to 17.

News

News Posts

Updates in Campaign site

Videos

Other Videos

Eye on the General Assembly
Roxann Robinson
Published on February 9, 2015
By: Roxann Robinson

Delegate Roxann Robinson’s weekly newsletter update, “Eye on the General Assembly,” for the week of February 9 through February 13. Budget link: http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp6…

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