Chris Perkins

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Chris Perkins
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Virginia, District 11
Military service
Service/branchU.S. Army
ProfessionArmy colonel (ret.)
Campaign website
Chris Perkins was a 2012 Republican candidate seeking election to the U.S. House representing the 11th Congressional District of Virginia. He was defeated by Gerald Connolly on November 6, 2012.[1]

Perkins is a retired Army colonel[2] and small-business owner.[3]


Campaign themes

According to his website, Perkins' campaign platform includes the following issues:[4]

  • End bailouts
  • Improve training for the unemployed
  • Increase domestic energy production



See also: Virginia's 11th congressional district elections, 2012

Perkins ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Virginia's 11th District. He defeated Ken Vaughn in the June 12 Republican primary. He faced Gerald Connolly (D), Joe Galdo (G), Peter Marchetti (I), Chris DeCarlo (I), and Mark Gibson (I) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[5] He was defeated by Gerald Connolly on November 6, 2012.[6]

Perkins has opposed a Vaughn budget plan as cutting too many public-sector workers and instead wants to limit government "at a system level."[2]

U.S. House, Virginia's 11th Congressional District Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngChris Perkins 62.8% 11,600
Ken Vaughn 37.2% 6,866
Total Votes 18,466

Campaign donors


Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2012 elections season. Below are Perkins' reports.[7]

Chris Perkins Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[8]April 15, 2012$46,763.58$73,760.39$(35,162.74)$85,361.23
July Quarterly[9]July 15, 2012$60,340.78$40,603.76$(56,513.67)$44,430.87
October Quarterly[10]October 15, 2012$44,430.87$147,691.50$(136,096.26)$56,026.11
Running totals

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