A. Benton Chafin
|A. Benton Chafin|
|Virginia State Senate, District 38|
|September 2014 - Present|
|January 13, 2016|
|Years in position||1|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||August 19, 2014|
|First elected||November 5, 2013|
|Next general||November 3, 2015|
|Virginia House of Delegates|
|January 2014-September 2014|
|Profession||Attorney and Farmer|
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.
2015 legislative session
At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Chafin served on the following committees:
|Virginia Committee Assignments, 2015|
|• Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources|
|• Commerce and Labor|
|• Courts of Justice|
|• Rehabilitation and Social Services|
2014 legislative session
In the 2014 legislative session, Chafin served on the following committees:
|Virginia Committee Assignments, 2014|
|• Courts of Justice|
|• Science and Technology|
A special election for the position of Virginia State Senate District 38 was 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.
|Virginia State Senate, District 38, Special Election, 2014|
|Republican||A. Benton Chafin||59.6%||17,496|
|Independent||Rick A. Mullins||8.6%||2,517|
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.
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- Virginia Chamber of Commerce: 2014 Legislative Report Card
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- Virginia Manufactures Association: 2014 Legislative Wrap Up
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- Virginia Tea Party Patriots Federation: 2014 Legislative Scorecard
Chafin and his wife, Lora, have three children, Sophia Vance, Audra Chafin and Augustus Chafin III.
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- TriCities.com, "Russell Co. attorney to run for 4th District Va. House seat," March 18, 2013
- Virginia State Board of Elections, "Official candidate list," accessed July 11, 2014
- Virginia Department of Elections, "Official special election results," accessed September 30, 2014
- WJLA, "Phil Puckett, Virginia senator, announces his resignation," June 9, 2014
- The Roanoke Times, "4 now seeking party nod for state Senate seat with NRV corner," June 17, 2014
- Washington Post, "Republicans select Del. Ben Chafin to run for Phillip Puckett’s Virginia Senate seat," June 20, 2014
- Virginia Board of Elections, “Official Results - 2013 General Election," accessed December 2, 2013
Phillip Puckett (D)
|Virginia Senate District 38
| Succeeded by|
Joe Johnson (D)
|Virginia House of Delegates District 4
January 2014-September 2014
| Succeeded by|
Todd E. Pillion (R)