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A. Benton Chafin
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Current candidacy
Running for Virginia State Senate, District 38
General electionAugust 19, 2014
Current office
Virginia House of Delegates, District 4
In office
January 8, 2014
Term ends
January 13, 2016
Years in position 0
Base salary$17,640/year
Per diem$170/day
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 5, 2013
Next generalAugust 19, 2014
Term limitsN/A
ProfessionAttorney and Farmer
Office website
Augustus Benton Chafin, Jr. is a Republican member of the Virginia House of Delegates, representing District 4. He was first elected to the chamber in 2013.

Chafin is a 2014 special election Republican candidate for District 38 of the Virginia State Senate.[1]


Chafin is a beef cattle farmer and an attorney with a local practice. He served as general counsel for the Russell County Industrial Development Authority for 18 years.[2]

Committee assignments


At the beginning of the 2014 legislative session, Chafin served on the following committees:

Virginia Committee Assignments, 2014
Courts of Justice
Science and Technology



See also: Virginia state legislative special elections, 2014

Mike Hymes (D), A. Benton Chafin (R) and Rick A. Mullins (I) will face off in the special election, which takes place on August 19.[3]

This special election is particularly important because it will determine which party controls the chamber. The seat is vacant following Phillip Puckett's (D) resignation on June 9, 2014.[4]

A special election for the position of Virginia State Senate District 38 has been called for August 19, 2014. The filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 20. Candidates were chosen by the parties rather than through a primary.[5][6]


See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013

Chafin won the 2013 election for Virginia House of Delegates District 4. Chafin ran unopposed in the June 11 Republican primary. He was unopposed in the general election, which took place on November 5, 2013.[7]


Chafin and his wife, Lora, have three children, Sophia Vance, Audra Chafin and Augustus Chafin III.[2]

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Preceded by
Joe Johnson (D)
Virginia House of Delegates District 4
Succeeded by