FACES OF THE GOP: Dr. Siobhan Dunnavant, candidate for State Senate

Dr. Siobhan Dunnavant, candidate for the Virginia State Senate, is the daughter of a Navy Commander who was raised in Hampton Roads since second grade. 

Dr. Siobhan (Shah-VON) Dunnavant earned undergraduate degrees from both Randolph–Macon Woman’s College and the University of Virginia. After practicing nursing for four years, she decided to attend medical school.  She started medical school with a 10 month-old and had two more children before graduation.  Dr. Dunnavant and her husband Lloyd, who runs a health-care business, have four children who were educated in Henrico’s public schools.


Dr. Dunnavant is a small business owner who not only started her OB/GYN practice 15 years ago, but is also deeply involved in the practice management as Chief Operating Officer.   In addition, in 2007 she started an innovative health care small business with her husband and her brother, Virginia Delegate Chris Stolle (R-Virginia Beach).

Her time in health care has given her first-hand experience about the dangers of the overreach of government, given her the opportunity to meet and serve thousands of patients in the 12th District and has allowed her the privilege of delivering thousands of new Virginians.

Inspired by her parents’ example and expectation of duty and service to country and community, Dr. Dunnavant is best known for her work ethic and for offering creative solutions to challenges she encounters.

  • A long-time pro-life advocate, Dr. Dunnavant has testified before the General Assembly on pro-life legislation, and supports the East End Pregnancy Test and Help Center.  Her mother helped to start Virginia Society for Human Life.
  • In collaboration with Hospital Corporation of America, she launched “Patriot Babies,” a program that allows deployed military dads to be present via a secure video link during the birth of their children.
  • She envisioned and started “Thrifty Sisters” a volunteer-run thrift store that financially benefits the Little Sisters of the Poor Home.SD_Headshot_cutout

Dr. Dunnavant has been actively supporting Republican candidates since college when she and her husband met through their involvement in the College Republicans. She regularly walks door-to-door and works the polls for candidates who are limited government conservatives. She has worked on coalitions of Women, Physicians and Catholics to help get out the vote.

Dr. Dunnavant is the only actively practicing physician on the Virginia Center for Health Innovation, a partnership of the major community partners engaged in health reform working to accelerate the adoption of value-driven models of wellness and health care in both the private and public sectors.  From 2005 to 2006, Dr. Dunnavant served as chairman of the OB-GYN department at Henrico Doctors’ Hospital, the first woman to hold that position. Since 2013 she has also served on the Virginia Board of Medicine enforcing standards of practice to ensure safe and competent patient care.

She is a free-market, limited-government conservative who will bring a reasonable tone and approach and common sense to the Virginia Senate.

Please donate $5, $10, $25 or $50 now to help the GOP succeed in Henrico and Hanover Counties.

For more information on Dr. Dunnavant and her campaign, visit her website at http://www.dunnavantdelivers.gop/ or contact Siobhan’s campaign at info@dunnavantdelivers.gop.com to learn about how you can help.


Let’s Be Republican First!


John Whitbeck

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