Chris Walters

From Ballotpedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Chris Walters
Chris Walters.jpg
West Virginia State Senate, District 8
In office
December 1, 2012 – Present
Term ends
December 1, 2016
Years in position 3
Base salary$20,000/year
Per diem$131/day during session
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sWest Virginia University
Place of birthCharleston, West Virginia
ProfessionStructured Settlement Consultant
Office website
Chris Walters is a Republican member of the West Virginia State Senate, representing District 8 since 2012.


Walters' professional experience includes working as an associate at SFA Incorporated, owner of Jeffersonian Media, intern at British-Polish Chamber of Commerce, intern at Muzeum Powstania Warszwskiego, and intern at SFA Incorporated.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Walters served on the following committees:

West Virginia Committee Assignments, 2015
Economic Development
Finance, Vice-Chair
Government Organization, Vice-Chair
Health and Human Resources
Transportation and Infrastructure, Chair


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Walters served on the following committees:



See also: West Virginia State Senate elections, 2012

Walters ran in the 2012 election for West Virginia State Senate, District 8. Walters ran unopposed in the May 8 primary election and defeated Joshua R. Martin in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[1][2][3]

West Virginia State Senate, District 8, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngChris Walters 52.9% 19,123
     Democratic Joshua Martin 47.1% 17,039
Total Votes 36,162


See also: West Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2010

Walters was defeated in the general election for District 44. He was defeated by Republican Amanda Pasdon, Democrat incumbents Barbara Fleischauer and Charlene Marshall, and Democrat Anthony P. "Tony" Barill. Walters was one of ten candidates running for the four positions in District 44 on the ballot in the November 2, 2010, general election. Only the top four vote-getters were elected. He defeated Republican James Elvwas austin in the May 11 primary.[4][5]

West Virginia State Senate, District 44 Republican Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Amanda Brooke Pasdon (R) 1,950 6.59%
Green check mark transparent.png Chris Wesley Walters (R) 1,923 6.50%
Green check mark transparent.png Kevin Scott Poe (R) 1,760 5.95%
Green check mark transparent.pngKevin Lee Patrick, Jr. (R) 1,452 4.90%
James Elvwas austin (R) 1,169 3.95%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Walters is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Walters raised a total of $93,619 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 24, 2013.[6]

Chris Walters's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 West Virginia State Senate, District 8 Won $60,117
2010 West Virginia State House, District 44 Defeated $33,502
Grand Total Raised $93,619


Walters won election to the West Virginia State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Walters raised a total of $60,117.


Walters lost the election for the West Virginia House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Walters raised a total of $33,502.


See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in West Virginia

Legislative scorecards are used to evaluate elected public officials based on voting record. Some scorecards are created by political advocacy groups with a focus on specific issues, while others are developed by newspapers and are broad in scope. Scorecards are meant to be used as a tool for voters to have a quick picture of whether their views align with a particular legislator's record.

Because scorecards can be specific to particular issues or general to a state’s legislative term, for example, each report should be considered on its own merits. Each entity that publishes these reports uses different methodologies and definitions for the terms used.

An overview for scorecards in all 50 states can be found on this page. To contribute to the list of West Virginia scorecards, email suggestions to

Please see our writing guidelines if you would like to add results from an individual scorecard to this legislator's profile.


In 2014, the West Virginia State Legislature was in session from January 8 through March 10.

Legislators are scored on their votes for or against Regenerate WV's position.
Legislators are scored on their votes on lawsuit-related legislation.
Legislators are scored on their votes on the Water Resources Protection Act and its amendments.

Recent news

Know more information about this profile?
Submit a bio

This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term "Chris + Walters + West + Virginia + Senate"

All stories may not be relevant to this legislator due to the nature of the search engine.

Chris Walters News Feed

  • Loading...

See also

External links

Suggest a link


Political offices
Preceded by
Corey Palumbo (D)
West Virginia State Senate District 8
Succeeded by