|Virginia House of Delegates District 17|
|January 13, 2016|
|Years in position||3|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 5, 2013|
|First elected||November 8, 2011|
|Next general||November 3, 2015|
|Profession||Owner, Home Instead Senior Care|
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.
In the 2012-2013 session, Head served on the following committees:
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.
|Virginia House of Delegates, District 17 General Election, 2013|
|Republican||Chris Head Incumbent||62%||15,222|
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.
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.
|Virginia House of Delegates, District 17 General Election, 2011|
In 2011, Head received $98,696 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.
|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|
|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.
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- House website
- Campaign website
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Chris Head on Facebook
- Chris Head's public campaign profile on Facebook
- Chris Head's Twitter feed
- Richmond Sunlight project
- Chris Head on Wikipedia
- Virginia Public Access Project profile
- Video of Delegate Head on job creation
- Delegate Chris Head on Facebook, "About," accessed August 28, 2013
- Virginia Board of Elections, “Official Results - 2013 General Election," accessed December 2, 2013
- University of Virginia Center for Politics, Sabato's Crystal Ball, "Republicans Certain to Retain Control of Virginia House of Delegates," August 8, 2013
- Daily Kos, "A look at the 2013 Virginia House of Delegates Elections," April 11, 2013
- VPAP, "House of Delegates District 17," accessed October 3, 2013
- Democracy for America, "Freeda for the House of Delegates," accessed October 3, 2013
- Virginia State Board of Elections - November 2011 General Election Official Results
- Follow the Money - 2011 contributions
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