Chris Head

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Chris Head
Chris Head.jpg
Virginia House of Delegates District 17
In office
Term ends
January 8, 2014
Years in position 3
Base salary$17,640/year
Per diem$135/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
First electedNovember 8, 2011
Next generalNovember 5, 2013
Term limitsN/A
ProfessionOwner, Home Instead Senior Care
Office website
Campaign website
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.


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


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



See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013

Head is running for re-election in the 2013 election for Virginia House of Delegates District 17. Head ran unopposed in the June 11th Republican Primary. The general election takes place on November 5, 2013.

Race snapshot

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

Freeda Cathcart (D) chose to run a second time against incumbent Head 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 is worth an investment of resources.[2][3][4][5]


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.[6]

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


In 2011, Head received $98,696 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[7]

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


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
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