As an optometrist, Roxann takes great joy in helping her patients. However, she 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.
Roxann is a firm believer in giving back to the community. She is currently the Clinical Director of Opening Eyes, a program that provides vision exams to Special Olympics participants. In addition, she also helps underprivileged children achieve the proper eyesight in order to read. For the past 16 years, she has also served on the Board of Directors at the Manchester Family YMCA.
Positions and Honors:
- Owner of successful small business for over 25 years
- Past President: Virginia Optometric Association
- Immediate-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
I am a self-employed optometrist. Chesterﬁeld has been home to me for 25 years. 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 we are currently facing and I will work diligently to preserve our quality of life.
As a small business owner, I understand the challenges facing businesses – making payroll every two weeks and sticking to a budget, especially in these difficult economic times. I also understand how government red tape, regulations, and taxes are obstacles to business creation and expansion. I believe that creating new jobs and re-invigorating our workforce must be a top priority for the General Assembly.
We need honest and decent people to stand up and work to change our government at every level for the better. We cannot stand by idly any longer and allow politicians to advance their own self interests at our expense. It was for these reasons that I decided to run for the vacated seat in the 27th House District and be your voice and representative.
If you share my vision for Chesterﬁeld County, our Commonwealth and our Nation, I ask for your vote in the Republican Party Canvass on May 10, 2010.