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}}{{tnr}}'''Joseph R. Yost''' is a [[Republican]] member of the [[Virginia House of Delegates]], representing District 12.  He was first elected in [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2011|2011]].
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}}{{tnr}}'''Joseph R. Yost''' is a [[Republican]] member of the [[Virginia House of Delegates]], representing District 12.  He was first elected in to the chamber in [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2011|2011]].
  
Yost earned his B.S. and M.A. in criminal justice from Radford University. His professional experience includes working as a jail diversion coordinator at Mental Health Association of the New River Valley.
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==Biography==
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Yost earned his B.S. and M.A. in criminal justice from Radford University. His professional experience includes working as a jail diversion coordinator at Mental Health Association of the New River Valley.
  
 
==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
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* [[Education Committee, Virginia House|Education]]
 
* [[Education Committee, Virginia House|Education]]
 
* [[Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee, Virginia House|Health, Welfare and Institutions]]
 
* [[Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee, Virginia House|Health, Welfare and Institutions]]
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==Issues==
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===Campaign themes===
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====2011====
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Yost's website highlighted the following campaign themes:<ref>[http://yostfordelegate.com/ ''Delegate Joseph Yost'']</ref>
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*'''Balanced Budget
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Excerpt: "As your Delegate, I pledge to take a stand with fiscal responsibility and I will work hard to see that wasteful and frivolous government spending is taken out of the budget.  I will also advocate for responsible long-term planning in the form of the building up the rainy day fund to help prevent future budget crises."
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*'''Behavioral Health
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Excerpt: "As Delegate, I will work hard to increase the continuity of care within Virginia and strengthen our community-based mental health system."
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*'''Jobs
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Excerpt: "As your Delegate, I will work hard to see that unnecessary taxes are lowered or removed all together and intrusive big government is put back in its place to provide an environment for increased job creation."
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*'''Liberty & Freedom
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Excerpt: "In an era where government intrusion and regulations are increasing exponentially, nothing is more important than maintaining our personal freedom and liberty.  As your Delegate, I will work to ensure that the freedom of the residents of the 12th, the Commonwealth and the Nation are maintained as our Founders envisioned."
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*'''Veterans Issues
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Excerpt: "As your Delegate, I will work to see that the Virginia Wounded Warrior Program increases its capacity and services offered through its program.  These men and women gave their all for us, we should be able to give something back them."
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*'''The People
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Excerpt: "I believe that the residents of the 12th District deserve a real voice in Richmond and someone who understands their values.  As your Delegate, I will work my hardest to see that the people of the 12th have a voice comparable to those in Northern Virginia and the Tidewater area.  The Commonwealth doesn't end at Roanoke!"
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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:: ''See also: [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013]]''
  
Yost is running for re-election in the [[State legislative elections, 2013|2013 election]] for [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013|Virginia House of Delegates]] District 12. Yost ran unopposed in the June 11th Republican Primary. The general election takes place on November 5, 2013.
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Yost is running for re-election in the [[State legislative elections, 2013|2013 election]] for [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013|Virginia House of Delegates]] District 12. Yost ran unopposed in the June 11th Republican Primary. The general election takes place on November 5, 2013.
  
 
===2011===
 
===2011===
 
:: ''See also: [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2011]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2011]]''
  
On November 8, 2011, Yost won election to District 12 of the [[Virginia House of Delegates]]. He was uncontested in the August 23 primary and defeated [[Don Langrehr]] (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, Yost won election to District 12 of the [[Virginia House of Delegates]]. He was uncontested in the August 23 primary and defeated [[Don Langrehr]] (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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==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
 
===2011===
 
===2011===
In 2011, Yost received $351,338 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, Yost received $351,338 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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==Issues==
 
===Campaign themes===
 
*'''Balanced Budget
 
Excerpt: "As your Delegate, I pledge to take a stand with fiscal responsibility and I will work hard to see that wasteful and frivolous government spending is taken out of the budget.  I will also advocate for responsible long-term planning in the form of the building up the rainy day fund to help prevent future budget crises."
 
 
*'''Behavioral Health
 
Excerpt: "As Delegate, I will work hard to increase the continuity of care within Virginia and strengthen our community-based mental health system."
 
 
*'''Jobs
 
Excerpt: "As your Delegate, I will work hard to see that unnecessary taxes are lowered or removed all together and intrusive big government is put back in its place to provide an environment for increased job creation."
 
 
*'''Liberty & Freedom
 
Excerpt: "In an era where government intrusion and regulations are increasing exponentially, nothing is more important than maintaining our personal freedom and liberty.  As your Delegate, I will work to ensure that the freedom of the residents of the 12th, the Commonwealth and the Nation are maintained as our Founders envisioned."
 
 
*'''Veterans Issues
 
Excerpt: "As your Delegate, I will work to see that the Virginia Wounded Warrior Program increases its capacity and services offered through its program.  These men and women gave their all for us, we should be able to give something back them."
 
 
*'''The People
 
Excerpt: "I believe that the residents of the 12th District deserve a real voice in Richmond and someone who understands their values.  As your Delegate, I will work my hardest to see that the people of the 12th have a voice comparable to those in Northern Virginia and the Tidewater area.  The Commonwealth doesn't end at Roanoke!"
 
  
 
==Personal==
 
==Personal==
Yost has a wife, Lisa.
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Yost has a wife, Lisa. They live in Blacksburg, VA.
  
 
==Recent news==
 
==Recent news==
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==External links==
 
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* [http://dela.state.va.us/dela/MemBios.nsf/a7b082ef6ed01eac85256c0d00515644/eebbc77545ec327985257535005773c2?OpenDocument House website]
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* [http://dela.state.va.us/dela/MemBios.nsf/a7b082ef6ed01eac85256c0d00515644/6e68423fb359bb3a85257b64004568e3?OpenDocument House website]
* [http://yostfordelegate.com/index.htm Campaign website]
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* [http://yostfordelegate.com/ Campaign website]
* [http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=134527 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
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* [http://votesmart.org/candidate/biography/134527/joseph-yost#.Uh0Tbj_9Uv8 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
 
* [http://www.facebook.com/pages/Joseph-Yost-for-Virginia-House-of-Delegates/141454582590169 Joseph Yost on Facebook]
 
* [http://www.facebook.com/pages/Joseph-Yost-for-Virginia-House-of-Delegates/141454582590169 Joseph Yost on Facebook]
  

Revision as of 16:05, 27 August 2013

Joseph Yost
JosephYost.jpg
Virginia House of Delegates District 12
Incumbent
In office
2012-Present
Term ends
January 8, 2014
Years in position 2
PartyRepublican
Compensation
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
Education
Bachelor'sRadford University
Master'sRadford University
Personal
Place of birthGiles County
ProfessionJail diversion coordinator
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Joseph R. Yost is a Republican member of the Virginia House of Delegates, representing District 12. He was first elected in to the chamber in 2011.

Biography

Yost earned his B.S. and M.A. in criminal justice from Radford University. His professional experience includes working as a jail diversion coordinator at Mental Health Association of the New River Valley.

Committee assignments

2012-2013

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

Issues

Campaign themes

2011

Yost's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

  • Balanced Budget

Excerpt: "As your Delegate, I pledge to take a stand with fiscal responsibility and I will work hard to see that wasteful and frivolous government spending is taken out of the budget. I will also advocate for responsible long-term planning in the form of the building up the rainy day fund to help prevent future budget crises."

  • Behavioral Health

Excerpt: "As Delegate, I will work hard to increase the continuity of care within Virginia and strengthen our community-based mental health system."

  • Jobs

Excerpt: "As your Delegate, I will work hard to see that unnecessary taxes are lowered or removed all together and intrusive big government is put back in its place to provide an environment for increased job creation."

  • Liberty & Freedom

Excerpt: "In an era where government intrusion and regulations are increasing exponentially, nothing is more important than maintaining our personal freedom and liberty. As your Delegate, I will work to ensure that the freedom of the residents of the 12th, the Commonwealth and the Nation are maintained as our Founders envisioned."

  • Veterans Issues

Excerpt: "As your Delegate, I will work to see that the Virginia Wounded Warrior Program increases its capacity and services offered through its program. These men and women gave their all for us, we should be able to give something back them."

  • The People

Excerpt: "I believe that the residents of the 12th District deserve a real voice in Richmond and someone who understands their values. As your Delegate, I will work my hardest to see that the people of the 12th have a voice comparable to those in Northern Virginia and the Tidewater area. The Commonwealth doesn't end at Roanoke!"

Elections

2013

See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013

Yost is running for re-election in the 2013 election for Virginia House of Delegates District 12. Yost ran unopposed in the June 11th Republican Primary. The general election takes place on November 5, 2013.

2011

See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2011

On November 8, 2011, Yost won election to District 12 of the Virginia House of Delegates. He was uncontested in the August 23 primary and defeated Don Langrehr (D) in the November 8 general election.[2]

Virginia House of Delegates, District 12 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJoseph Yost 51.7% 8,104
     Democratic Don Langrehr 48.3% 7,582
Total Votes 15,686

Campaign donors

2011

In 2011, Yost received $351,338 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[3]

Virginia House of Delegates 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Joseph Yost's campaign in 2011
Virginia Republican Party$158,587
Dominion Leadership Trust$108,150
Opportunity Virginia PAC$15,000
Majority Leader PAC$10,000
Friends Of Tim Hugo$3,000
Total Raised in 2011 $351,338
Total Votes received in 2011 8,104
Cost of each vote received $43.35

Personal

Yost has a wife, Lisa. They live in Blacksburg, VA.

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Preceded by
James Shuler
Virginia House of Delegates District 12
2012–present
Succeeded by
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