Annette was born in Texas, but moved to Virginia in 1990 and fell in love with the state. She and her husband live in Madison county, where she works as a yoga teacher. She and her husband have two adult sons.
She is not accepting money from Dominion Energy, Appalachian Power and other corporate political action committees.
Republican Emmett Hanger has served in SD-24 since 1996.
Hanger was in the House of Delegates from 1983-92, when he was defeated by Creigh Deeds.