Statement of Governor Bob McDonnell on Passing of Andrea Lohr

RICHMOND – Governor Bob McDonnell issued the following statement today following the passing of Andrea Lohr of Broadway. Andrea served on the Board of Agriculture and Consumer Services from 2003 until 2010. She was married to former Virginia state delegate Matt Lohr. Matt currently serves in the McDonnell Administration as Commissioner of the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. “Andrea Lohr was a devoted mother, a loving wife, a dedicated member of her local church, an involved member of her community, and a wonderful person. For five years she battled cancer with incredible resolve and remarkable optimism. There was no defeat in Andrea Lohr. She was an inspiration to all who had the opportunity to get to know her and an example of how to greet every single day with thankfulness, joy and courage. Andrea leaves behind her two beautiful children, Caroline and Carson; her husband, Matt; a loving and close extended family and countless friends. In recognition of her exemplary life, Harrisonburg Baptist Church announced last spring that it would honor Andrea by building the ‘Andrea Lohr Legacy Center,’ and donations are currently being accepted. Andrea will be deeply missed. She lived a life based on love, and she loved life. Our thoughts and prayers are with Matt, Caroline, Carson and all of Andrea’s family in this extremely difficult time.” ###