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ODs, family members re-elected to office

March 1, 2012

 The AOA State Government Relations Center is pleased to report the November re-elections of three state legislators who are optometrists or family members of optometrists.

Sen. David R. Heitmeier, O.D., (D) was re-elected to represent Louisiana District 7. Sen. Heitmeier was first elected to the Louisiana State Senate in 2007.  Sen. Heitmeier has been appointed to chair the Health and Welfare Committee.

Delegate Roxann L. Robinson, O.D., (R) was re-elected to represent Virginia District 27. Delegate Robinson was first elected to the Virginia House of Delegates in a special election in June 2010.  She is the past president of the Virginia Optometric Association (VOA), past VOA Optometrist of the Year, and previously served as a member of the Virginia Board of Optometry.

Rep. Andy Anders (D) was re-elected to represent Louisiana District 21. Rep. Anders’ daughter is Bridget Anders Milliken, O.D., who practices in Ferriday, La. Rep. Anders was first elected to the Louisiana House of Representatives in 2006.  Rep. Anders has been appointed to the Health and Welfare Committee this year.

Drs. Heitmeier and Robinson did not face opponents in the primary or general elections.

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