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2020 OPA PAC eAssembly Speaker announced!

The Ohio Pharmacists Association is pleased to announce that

Representative Jay Edwards (R-Nelsonville)

Representative Jay Edwards Will be our special guest speaker at the 2020 OPA PAC eAssembly!

State Representative Jay Edwards is serving his second term as state representative. He represents the 94th Ohio House District, which includes Athens, Meigs, Washington, and Vinton Counties.

Representative Edwards was born and raised in Nelsonville and attended Ohio University on a football scholarship receiving his degree in Mathematics. While in college he started investing in local real estate. Through educated decision making, hard work, and conservatism, Rep. Edwards was able to grow that business throughout his college career and also got a real estate license to start representing buyers and sellers in the area. He is a small business owner, a realtor, and a property investor.

Recently, Representative Edwards began working in medical sales, within the drug abuse/treatment market. With an understanding about addiction and health insurance, Representative Edwards knows that this is a critical issue for Ohio’s 94th District. Representative Edwards resides in Nelsonville and is active within the community.

Representative Edwards currently serves on the Commerce and Labor Committee, Finance Committee, and Public Utilities Committee. He also holds a key leadership post as House Majority Whip.

In his time in the legislature, Representative Edwards has been among the most responsive lawmakers on pharmacy and healthcare issues, and he has dedicated a tremendous amount of time learning about prescription drug pricing and pharmacy benefit managers. He regularly communicates with local pharmacists and visits their pharmacies to gain greater understanding of the issues facing their practices.

Most recently, he was featured in the Columbus Dispatch, calling on state officials to speed up on instituting long-awaited PBM reforms.

Join us virtually Saturday, August 29, 2020 at 7:15 AM at the OPA Annual Conference & Trade Show.

Visit the Annual Conference page to sign up for the conference and the PAC eAssembly! Or if you've already registered for the conference, just call us at 614-389-3236 to add the PAC eAssembly to your registration.

Also, please consider sponsoring a student pharmacist to attend the PAC eAssembly - it's a great way to encourage students to get involved in the advocacy process! 

Minimum contribution for the PAC Breakfast is $100/person, with all proceeds going to the OPA Pharmacy PAC, which provides campaign funds to candidates who support pharmacist initiatives. Sponsor a student pharmacist to attend for an additional $50. Checks should be made payable to “OPA Pharmacy PAC.” No corporate checks please.

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