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|Name = Chris Head
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}}{{tnr}}'''Chris Head''' is a 2011 [[Republican]] candidate for [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2011#District 17|District 17]] of the [[Virginia House of Delegates]].
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}}{{tnr}}'''Christopher T. Head''' is a [[Republican]] member of the [[Virginia House of Delegates]], representing District 17.  He was first elected to the chamber in [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2011|2011]].
  
Head and his wife, Betsy, run a home care family business.
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==Biography==
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Head graduated from the University of Georgia, where he studied Music Education. Head and his wife run a home senior care family business, based in Roanoke and Lynchburg.<ref name=FBbio/>
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==Committee assignments==
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===2012-2013===
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In the 2012-2013 session, Head served on the following committees:
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* [[Finance Committee, Virginia House|Finance]]
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* [[Militia, Police and Public Safety Committee, Virginia House|Militia, Police and Public Safety]]
  
 
==Elections==
 
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===2013===
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:: ''See also: [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013]]''
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Head won re-election in the [[State legislative elections, 2013|2013 election]] for [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013|Virginia House of Delegates]] District 17.  Head ran unopposed in the June 11th Republican Primary.  He defeated [[Freeda Cathcart]] (D) in the general election on November 5, 2013.<ref>[http://electionresults.virginia.gov/resultsSW.aspx?type=HOD&map=CTY  ''Virginia Board of Elections,'' “Official Results - 2013 General Election," accessed December 2, 2013]</ref>
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{{Election box 2013
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|Chamber= Virginia House of Delegates, District 17 General Election
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|party1= Republican
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|party2= Democratic
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|party3= Write-in
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|winner1 = Chris Head
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|votes1 = 15222
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|candidate2 = Freeda Cathcart
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|candidate3= Write-in
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|votes2 = 9262
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|votes3= 68
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}}
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====Race snapshot====
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:: ''See also: [[2013 Elections Preview: Some seats may switch parties in the Virginia House of Delegates]]''
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Cathcart chose to run for a second time against incumbent [[Chris Head]] ([[Republican|R]]) after losing to him 66 percent to 34 percent in the 2011 election. Presidential candidate [[Mitt Romney]] ([[Republican|R]]) won 59 percent of the vote in this district that wraps around Roanoke in 2012, and [[Governor of Virginia|Governor]] [[Bob McDonnell]] ([[Republican|R]]) won with 67 percent of the vote in 2009. Given this uphill climb, Democrats entered the race with little chance of winning this seat, but Cathcart was endorsed by Democracy for America, which indicated that some on the political left believed this race was worth an investment of resources.<ref>[http://www.centerforpolitics.org/crystalball/articles/republicans-certain-to-retain-control-of-virginia-house-of-delegates/ ''University of Virginia Center for Politics, Sabato's Crystal Ball'', "Republicans Certain to Retain Control of Virginia House of Delegates," August 8, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/04/11/1197965/-A-look-at-the-2013-Virginia-House-of-Delegates-Elections ''Daily Kos'', "A look at the 2013 Virginia House of Delegates Elections," April 11, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://www.vpap.org/elections/district/62 ''VPAP'', "House of Delegates District 17," accessed October 3, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://democracyforamerica.com/campaigns/2875-freeda-for-the-house-of-delegates ''Democracy for America'', "Freeda for the House of Delegates," accessed October 3, 2013]</ref>
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===2011===
 
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:: ''See also: [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2011]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2011]]''
  
Head is running in the 2011 election for [[Virginia House of Delegates]] District 17.  He is uncontested in the August 23 primary and will be opposed by [[Freeda Cathcart]] in the November 8 general election.
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On November 8, 2011, Head won election to District 17 of the [[Virginia House of Delegates]].  He was uncontested in the August 23 primary and defeated [[Freeda Cathcart]] (D) in the November 8 general election.<ref>[https://www.voterinfo.sbe.virginia.gov/election/DATA/2011/EB178FD6-875D-4B0D-A295-900A0482F523/Official/8_s.shtml ''Virginia State Board of Elections'' - November 2011 General Election Official Results]</ref>
  
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{{Election box 2011
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|Chamber= Virginia House of Delegates, District 17 General Election
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|party1= Republican
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|party2= Democratic
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|winner1 = Chris Head
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|votes1 = 11852
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|candidate2 = Freeda Cathcart
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|votes2 = 6207
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}}
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==Campaign donors==
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In 2011, Head received $98,696 in campaign donations.  The top contributors are listed below.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=VA&y=2011&f=H&so=O#sorttable Follow the Money - 2011 contributions]</ref>
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|Chamber = Virginia House of Delegates
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|party = Republican
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|total raised = 98696
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|total votes = 11852
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|org1 = Virginia Republican Party
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|org2 = Friends Of Bill Cleaveland
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|org3 = Head2Head Inc
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|org4 = Head 2 Head Inc
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|org5 = Virginia Dental Association
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|orgdonor1 = 13,770
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|orgdonor2 = 12,500
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|orgdonor3 = 6,000
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|orgdonor4 = 5,966
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|orgdonor5 = 3,000
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==Personal==
 
==Personal==
Head and his wife, Betsy, have three children.
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Head and his wife, Betsy, have three children, Tori, Abby and Michael. For seven years, Head served as a Minister of Music in a church. He has volunteered with the Downtown Roanoke Kiwanis Club and on the board of the Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce. He has volunteered as a driver for Meals on Wheels.<ref name=FBbio>[https://www.facebook.com/ElectChrisHead/info ''Delegate Chris Head on Facebook'', "About," accessed August 28, 2013]</ref>
  
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* [http://dela.state.va.us/dela/MemBios.nsf/a7b082ef6ed01eac85256c0d00515644/e73709ad6cb531b385257535005773ab?OpenDocument House website]
 
* [http://electchrishead.com/ Campaign website]
 
* [http://electchrishead.com/ Campaign website]
* [https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=gmail&attid=0.3&thid=131af38579313f08&mt=application/pdf&url=https://mail.google.com/mail/?ui%3D2%26ik%3D04ae8d36cb%26view%3Datt%26th%3D131af38579313f08%26attid%3D0.3%26disp%3Dsafe%26realattid%3D10dae86cc537d7f5_0.3%26zw&sig=AHIEtbSuPsJwICx1QXqkAulxk7e5vzH83Q List of candidates, Virginia 2011 primary election]
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* [http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=111190 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
 
* [http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=95967316962 Chris Head on Facebook]
 
* [http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=95967316962 Chris Head on Facebook]
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* [https://www.facebook.com/ElectChrisHead/info Chris Head's public campaign profile on Facebook]
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* [https://twitter.com/ChrisHead4Del Chris Head's Twitter feed]
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* [http://www.richmondsunlight.com/legislator/cthead/ ''Richmond Sunlight'' project]
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_Head_%28politician%29 Chris Head on ''Wikipedia'']
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* [http://www.vpap.org/candidates/profile/home/162092 ''Virginia Public Access Project'' profile]
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* [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6JvT_ds3ACg Video of Delegate Head on job creation]
  
 
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Revision as of 15:29, 2 December 2013

Chris Head
Chris Head.jpg
Virginia House of Delegates District 17
Incumbent
In office
2012-Present
Term ends
January 13, 2016
Years in position 2
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$17,640/year
Per diem$135/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
First electedNovember 8, 2011
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limitsN/A
Personal
ProfessionOwner, Home Instead Senior Care
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Christopher T. Head is a Republican member of the Virginia House of Delegates, representing District 17. He was first elected to the chamber in 2011.

Biography

Head graduated from the University of Georgia, where he studied Music Education. Head and his wife run a home senior care family business, based in Roanoke and Lynchburg.[1]

Committee assignments

2012-2013

In the 2012-2013 session, Head served on the following committees:

Elections

2013

See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013

Head won re-election in the 2013 election for Virginia House of Delegates District 17. Head ran unopposed in the June 11th Republican Primary. He defeated Freeda Cathcart (D) in the general election on November 5, 2013.[2]

Virginia House of Delegates, District 17 General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngChris Head Incumbent 62% 15,222
     Democratic Freeda Cathcart 37.7% 9,262
     Write-in Write-in 0.3% 68
Total Votes 24,552

Race snapshot

See also: 2013 Elections Preview: Some seats may switch parties in the Virginia House of Delegates

Cathcart chose to run for a second time against incumbent Chris Head (R) after losing to him 66 percent to 34 percent in the 2011 election. Presidential candidate Mitt Romney (R) won 59 percent of the vote in this district that wraps around Roanoke in 2012, and Governor Bob McDonnell (R) won with 67 percent of the vote in 2009. Given this uphill climb, Democrats entered the race with little chance of winning this seat, but Cathcart was endorsed by Democracy for America, which indicated that some on the political left believed this race was worth an investment of resources.[3][4][5][6]

2011

See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2011

On November 8, 2011, Head won election to District 17 of the Virginia House of Delegates. He was uncontested in the August 23 primary and defeated Freeda Cathcart (D) in the November 8 general election.[7]

Virginia House of Delegates, District 17 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngChris Head 65.6% 11,852
     Democratic Freeda Cathcart 34.4% 6,207
Total Votes 18,059

Campaign donors

2011

In 2011, Head received $98,696 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[8]

Virginia House of Delegates 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Chris Head's campaign in 2011
Virginia Republican Party$13,770
Friends Of Bill Cleaveland$12,500
Head2Head Inc$6,000
Head 2 Head Inc$5,966
Virginia Dental Association$3,000
Total Raised in 2011 $98,696
Total Votes received in 2011 11,852
Cost of each vote received $8.33

Personal

Head and his wife, Betsy, have three children, Tori, Abby and Michael. For seven years, Head served as a Minister of Music in a church. He has volunteered with the Downtown Roanoke Kiwanis Club and on the board of the Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce. He has volunteered as a driver for Meals on Wheels.[1]

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