John O'Bannon, MD

Virginia State Delegate (2014-2018)

John O’Bannon, MD
Richmond, VA, Neurology

What other leadership positions have you held (AMA, Specialties, PACs)? When?
President-local medical society
Member, CEJA
Chairman, Legislative Committee, Medical Society of Virginia

Which Program (Campaign School/Candidate Workshop) did you attend?
Both 1996/1998

Have you run for public office? What was the result?
Elected to Virginia House of Delegates in 2000.

Have the programs helped in your political careers? How?
Yes, excellent training and experience to run for office.

Have the programs helped in your medical/advocacy careers? How?
Yes-excellent media training.

What was the most important thing you learned from AMPAC programs?
Campaign organizing, media.

What would you say to members of the medical community thinking about becoming involved in politics?
Everyone seeking leadership positions in organized medicine or interested in running for public office would benefit from these programs.