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}}{{tnr}}'''Augustus Benton Chafin, Jr.''' is a [[Republican]] member of the [[Virginia House of Delegates]], representing [[Virginia House of Delegates District 4|District 4]]. He was first elected to the chamber in 2013.
 
}}{{tnr}}'''Augustus Benton Chafin, Jr.''' is a [[Republican]] member of the [[Virginia House of Delegates]], representing [[Virginia House of Delegates District 4|District 4]]. He was first elected to the chamber in 2013.
  
Chafin {{2014is}} a [[State legislative elections, 2014|2014 special election]] [[Republican]] candidate for [[Virginia State Senate District 38|District 38]] of the [[Virginia State Senate]].<ref>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/virginia-politics/republicans-select-state-delegate-ben-chafin-to-run-for-phillip-pucketts-virginia-senate-seat/2014/06/20/f954923a-f875-11e3-a3a5-42be35962a52_story.html ''Washington Post'', "Republicans select Del. Ben Chafin to run for Phillip Puckett’s Virginia Senate seat," June 20, 2014]</ref>
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Chafin is a state senator-elect, having won the [[State legislative elections, 2014|August 19, 2014 special election]] for [[Virginia State Senate District 38|District 38]] of the [[Virginia State Senate]].<ref>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/virginia-politics/republicans-select-state-delegate-ben-chafin-to-run-for-phillip-pucketts-virginia-senate-seat/2014/06/20/f954923a-f875-11e3-a3a5-42be35962a52_story.html ''Washington Post'', "Republicans select Del. Ben Chafin to run for Phillip Puckett’s Virginia Senate seat," June 20, 2014]</ref>
  
 
==Biography==
 
==Biography==

Revision as of 11:05, 20 August 2014

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
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$17,640/year
Per diem$170/day
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 5, 2013
Next generalAugust 19, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Personal
ProfessionAttorney and Farmer
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
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 state senator-elect, having won the August 19, 2014 special election for District 38 of the Virginia State Senate.[1]

Biography

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

2014-2015

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

Virginia Committee Assignments, 2014
Courts of Justice
Science and Technology

Elections

2014

See also: Virginia state legislative special elections, 2014

A. Benton Chafin (R) defeated Mike Hymes (D) and Rick A. Mullins (I) in the special election, which took place on August 19.[3][4]

This special election was particularly important because it determined which party controlled the chamber. The seat was vacant following Phillip Puckett's (D) resignation on June 9, 2014.[5]

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.[6][7]

Virginia State Senate, District 38, Special Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngA. Benton Chafin 59.6% 17,496
     Democratic Mike Hymes 31.8% 9,354
     Independent Rick A. Mullins 8.6% 2,517
     N/A Write-in 0% 13
Total Votes 29,380

2013

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.[8]

Personal

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
2014–present
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