Chris Perkins

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Chris Perkins
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Virginia, District 11
Military service
Service/branchU.S. Army
ProfessionArmy colonel (ret.)
Campaign website
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Chris Perkins was a 2012 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 11th Congressional District of Virginia. He was defeated by Gerald Connolly on November 6, 2012.[1]

Perkins is a retired Army colonel[2] and small-business owner.[3]


Campaign themes

According to his website, Perkins' campaign platform included the following issues:[4]

  • End bailouts
  • Improve training for the unemployed
  • Increase domestic energy production



See also: Virginia's 11th Congressional District elections, 2012

Perkins ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Virginia's 11th District. He defeated Ken Vaughn in the June 12 Republican primary. He faced Gerald Connolly (D), Joe Galdo (G), Peter Marchetti (I), Chris DeCarlo (I), and Mark Gibson (I) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[5] He was defeated by Gerald Connolly on November 6, 2012.[6]

Perkins opposed a Vaughn budget plan as cutting too many public-sector workers and instead wants to limit government "at a system level."[2]

U.S. House, Virginia District 11 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngGerald Connolly Incumbent 61% 202,606
     Republican Chris Perkins 35.5% 117,902
     Green Joe Galdo 0.7% 2,195
     Independent Peter Marchetti 0.6% 1,919
     Independent Chris DeCarlo 0.9% 3,027
     Independent Mark Gibson 1.1% 3,806
     Write-In N/A 0.2% 788
Total Votes 332,243
Source: Virginia State Board of Elections "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"
U.S. House, Virginia's 11th Congressional District Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngChris Perkins 62.8% 11,600
Ken Vaughn 37.2% 6,866
Total Votes 18,466

Campaign donors


Breakdown of the source of Perkins' campaign funds before the 2012 election.

Perkins lost an election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Perkins' campaign committee raised a total of $549,441 and spent $531,424.[7]

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