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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]].
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}}{{tnr}}'''Christopher T. Head''' is a [[Republican]] member of the [[Virginia House of Delegates]], representing [[Virginia House of Delegates District 17|District 17]].  He was first elected to the chamber in [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2011|2011]].
  
 
==Biography==
 
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===2012-2013===
 
===2012-2013===
In the 2012-2013 session, Head served on the following committees:
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In the 2012-2013 legislative session, Head served on the following committees:
* [[Finance Committee, Virginia House|Finance]]
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* [[Militia, Police and Public Safety Committee, Virginia House|Militia, Police and Public Safety]]
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==Elections==
 
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:: ''See also: [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2011]]''
 
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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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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," accessed May 15, 2014]</ref>
  
 
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==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
 
===2011===
 
===2011===
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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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 Campaign Contributions," accessed May 15, 2014]</ref>
  
 
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==Scorecards==
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{{Virginia legislature scorecards|Begin=2012|End=2020}}
 
==Personal==
 
==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.<ref name=FBbio>[https://www.facebook.com/ElectChrisHead/info ''Delegate Chris Head on Facebook'', "About," accessed August 28, 2013]</ref>
 
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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==See also==
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*[[Virginia State Legislature]]
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*[[Virginia House of Delegates]]
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*[[Virginia House of Delegates#Standing committees|Virginia House of Delegates Committees]]
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*[[Virginia state legislative districts]]
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==External links==
 
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* [http://dela.state.va.us/dela/MemBios.nsf/a7b082ef6ed01eac85256c0d00515644/e73709ad6cb531b385257535005773ab?OpenDocument House website]
 
* [http://dela.state.va.us/dela/MemBios.nsf/a7b082ef6ed01eac85256c0d00515644/e73709ad6cb531b385257535005773ab?OpenDocument House website]
 
* [http://electchrishead.com/ Campaign website]
 
* [http://electchrishead.com/ Campaign website]
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* [http://openstates.org/va/legislators/VAL000159/chris-t-head/ Profile from Open States]
 
* [http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=111190 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
 
* [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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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$170/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

2014-2015

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

Virginia Committee Assignments, 2014
Finance
Health, Welfare and Institutions
Militia, Police and Public Safety

2012-2013

In the 2012-2013 legislative 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
     Other 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

Scorecards

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

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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.

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2014-2015

In 2014, the Virginia General Assembly was in session from January 8 through March 10. In 2015, the Virginia General Assembly will be in session from January 14 to February 28, 2015.

  • Legislators are scored based on their support of pro-business issues during the 2014 legislative session.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on environmental and conservation issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on business and quality of life issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on bills that VMA introduced or was part of an coalition that introduced it.

2012-2013

In 2012, the Virginia General Assembly was in regular session from January 11 to March 10. In 2013, the Virginia General Assembly was in session from January 9 to February 25.

  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record on Reproductive Health and Rights.
  • Legislators are scored based on important legislation affecting business and industry.
  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record on the issue of equality.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key conservative issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their voting record on the issues of the principles of life, marriage, parental authority, constitutional government and religious liberty.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on environmental and conservation issues.
  • Virginia Tea Party Patriots Federation: 2013 Legislative Scorecard

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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Preceded by
William Cleaveland
Virginia House of Delegates District 17
2012–present
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