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Vintner announces run for Livingston seat

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Ann Heidig with Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling

Ann Heidig has announced that she will seek the Livingston supervisor position on the Spotsy Board of Supervisors.

Here’s her official announcement:

Ann Heidig, nominated on Saturday as the Republican Candidate for Spotsylvania’s Livingston District supervisor, has been endorsed by Lt. Governor Bill Bolling.  In his endorsement, he states:

“I am pleased to endorse Ann Heidig for the Spotsylvania County Board of Supervisors. Ann is a small business owner, and she worked with me as a member of the Governor’s Commission on Economic Development and Job Creation.  Her experience in running a small business will be a great asset to Spotsylvania County as we work to get our economy growing again and create jobs. I encourage you to join me in supporting Ann Heidig for the Spotsylvania County Board of Supervisors.”

Prior to retirement,  Ann and her husband founded Lake Anna Winery and Oak Hill Farm & Vineyard in Livingston District.  As a small business owner, she has experienced the burden of Federal, State, and Local Government regulations. Her experience in preparing a payroll, collecting and reporting

sales tax, and reporting and paying business tax has made her keenly aware of the burden of taxes and regulations on businesses and individuals.

A recognized leader, she was elected President of the Virginia Wineries Association and has served in that capacity for six years.  She was elected in November 2010 to be President of the Spotsylvania County Farm Bureau. She also serves on the board of the Virginia Agribusiness Council and as a regional representative on the board of the National Grape and Wine Initiative, a national organization working with the United States Department  of Agriculture on research priorities and funding for the grape

and wine industry.

In the county, she has served on several committees, and was a facilitator at the county Economic Development Strategic Planning session.  She is a proponent for economic growth and job development in the county, as well as a spokesperson for the agricultural community on issues affecting our agricultural land.

Ann has spent a great deal of time in both Richmond and Washington working with our elected officials on issues of importance to agriculture.  She is recognized as an effective voice for our farmers. She can bring this experience and the relationships she has formed with our elected officials at all levels to represent the people of Livingston District and Spotsylvania County.

Bill and Ann have been married 38 years.  They have four children and six grandchildren.  They are members of Kirk O’Cliff Presbyterian Church in Mineral, Virginia.