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Keeping taxes low

Delegate John O’Bannon is committed to holding down taxes by keeping government under control. John supports plans that responsibly reduce income taxes while protecting core services like public safety, schools and roads.

 

Small and efficient government services

Delegate John O’Bannon believes that government should be focused on providing quality core services that are efficient and effective. As a senior leader on the budget-writing House Appropriations Committee, John works to cut wasteful spending and opposes special interest efforts that push massive new government spending programs.

 

Health care

As a physician, Delegate John O’Bannon is one of the General Assembly’s leading advocates for quality, affordable health care. John is a strong supporter of efforts to improve access to mental health care and addiction recovery service. He is also working to increase competition amongst health care providers to drive down costs and hold down insurance premiums.

 

Excellence in local education

Delegate John O’Bannon is determined to ensure that the Commonwealth does its part to keep Henrico public schools among the best in the nation. John helped enact significant funding increases for public education so that local schools can reduce class sizes, hire and retain the best teachers and have cutting edge technology in the classroom needed to ensure every student is ready for college or the workforce.  John also was critical in awarding a needed pay raise to public school teachers in 2017.

 

Attracting new jobs

Delegate John O’Bannon is a tireless advocate for local and regional economic development to attract and retain high-paying jobs for Henrico workers. John supports efforts to make Virginia a job magnet by cutting or modernizing outdated regulations, streamlining the process of starting or expanding a business in the Commonwealth, and reforming state and local business taxes.

 

Affordable access to college and workforce training

Delegate John O’Bannon wants to give every student the chance to attend college and earn a degree. John has helped write budgets that increase funding for financial aid and provide new, cost-effective paths to a four-year degree in partnership with local community colleges. He has also backed plans to expand workforce training opportunities for students not planning to attend college and for workers needing new skills to compete in today’s global economy.