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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]].
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}}{{tnr}}'''Joseph R. Yost''' is a [[Republican]] member of the [[Virginia House of Delegates]], representing [[Virginia House of Delegates District 12|District 12]].  He was first elected in to the chamber in [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2011|2011]].
  
 
==Biography==
 
==Biography==
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==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
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===2014-2015===
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At the beginning of the 2014 legislative session, Yost served on the following committees:
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|Committee1 =Education
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|Committee2 = General laws
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|Committee3 = Health, Welfare and Institutions
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|Committee4 = Privileges and Elections
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===2012-2013===
 
===2012-2013===
In the 2012-2013 session, Yost served on the following committees:
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In the 2012-2013 legislative session, Yost served on the following committees:
* [[Education Committee, Virginia House|Education]]
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* [[Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee, Virginia House|Health, Welfare and Institutions]]
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|Committee1 =Education
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==Issues==
 
==Issues==
 
===Campaign themes===
 
===Campaign themes===
 
====2011====
 
====2011====
Yost's website highlighted the following campaign themes:<ref>[http://yostfordelegate.com/ ''Delegate Joseph Yost'']</ref>
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Yost's website highlighted the following campaign themes:
 
*'''Balanced Budget  
 
*'''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."
 
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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|party1= Republican
 
|party2= Democratic
 
|party2= Democratic
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|party3= Other
 
|winner1 = Joseph Yost
 
|winner1 = Joseph Yost
 
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====Race snapshot====
 
====Race snapshot====
 
:: ''See also: [[2013 Elections Preview: Some seats may switch parties in the Virginia House of Delegates]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[2013 Elections Preview: Some seats may switch parties in the Virginia House of Delegates]]''
Harder is a Ph.D. student and former Congressional staffer who chose to contest a district held by Democrats for years until 2011, when incumbent [[Joseph Yost]] ([[Republican|R]]) won the district with just under 52 percent of the vote. President [[Barack Obama]] ([[Democratic|D]]) won 51 percent of the vote within this district's borders in 2012, and [[Governor of Virginia|Governor]] [[Bob McDonnell]] ([[Republican|R]]) captured 51 percent of the vote here in 2009, suggesting this was truly a swing district. However, Yost's moderate views and record won him the endorsement of LGBT rights group Equality Virginia PAC, which did not endorse any other [[Republican]] House of Delegates candidates during the 2013 election cycle, and won Yost the award "2013 Legislative Champion of the Year" from the Virginia Education Association. Harder's campaign was endorsed by the pro-[[Democratic]] group Democracy for America.<ref>[http://www.vpap.org/elections/district/47 ''VPAP'', "House of Delegates District 12," accessed October 2, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://www.wsls.com/story/21559226/delegate-joseph-yost-dubbed-legislative-champion-of-the-year ''WSLS'', "Delegate Joseph Yost dubbed Legislative Champion of the Year"]</ref><ref>[http://www.metroweekly.com/poliglot/2013/09/equality-virginia-pac-releases-first-wave-of-state.html ''MetroWeekly'', "Equality Virginia PAC releases first wave of state delegate endorsements," September 25, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://www.centerforpolitics.org/crystalball/articles/republicans-certain-to-retain-control-of-virginia-house-of-delegates/ ''University of Virginia Center for Politics, Sabato's Crystal Ball'', "Republicans Certain to Retain Control of Virginia House of Delegates," August 8, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://democracyforamerica.com/campaigns/2896-harder-for-the-house ''Democracy for America'', "Harder for the House," accessed October 2, 2013]</ref>
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Harder is a Ph.D. student and former Congressional staffer who chose to contest a district held by Democrats for years until 2011, when incumbent [[Joseph Yost]] ([[Republican|R]]) won the district with just under 52 percent of the vote. President [[Barack Obama]] ([[Democratic|D]]) won 51 percent of the vote within this district's borders in 2012, and [[Governor of Virginia|Governor]] [[Bob McDonnell]] ([[Republican|R]]) captured 51 percent of the vote here in 2009, suggesting this was truly a swing district. However, Yost's moderate views and record won him the endorsement of LGBT rights group Equality Virginia PAC, which did not endorse any other [[Republican]] House of Delegates candidates during the 2013 election cycle, and won Yost the award "2013 Legislative Champion of the Year" from the Virginia Education Association. Harder's campaign was endorsed by the pro-[[Democratic]] group Democracy for America.<ref>[http://www.vpap.org/elections/district/47 ''VPAP'', "House of Delegates District 12," accessed October 2, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://www.wsls.com/story/21559226/delegate-joseph-yost-dubbed-legislative-champion-of-the-year ''WSLS'', "Delegate Joseph Yost dubbed Legislative Champion of the Year," accessed May 28, 2014]</ref><ref>[http://www.metroweekly.com/poliglot/2013/09/equality-virginia-pac-releases-first-wave-of-state.html ''MetroWeekly'', "Equality Virginia PAC releases first wave of state delegate endorsements," September 25, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://www.centerforpolitics.org/crystalball/articles/republicans-certain-to-retain-control-of-virginia-house-of-delegates/ ''University of Virginia Center for Politics, Sabato's Crystal Ball'', "Republicans Certain to Retain Control of Virginia House of Delegates," August 8, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://democracyforamerica.com/campaigns/2896-harder-for-the-house ''Democracy for America'', "Harder for the House," accessed October 2, 2013]</ref>
  
 
===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," accessed May 15, 2014]</ref>
  
 
{{Election box 2011
 
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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 Campaign Contributions," accessed May 15, 2014]</ref>
  
 
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In 2013, Yost’s endorsements included the following:
 
In 2013, Yost’s endorsements included the following:
 
*Equality Virginia PAC<ref>[http://www.metroweekly.com/poliglot/2013/09/equality-virginia-pac-releases-first-wave-of-state.html ''MetroWeekly'', "Equality Virginia PAC releases first wave of state delegate endorsements," September 25, 2013]</ref>
 
*Equality Virginia PAC<ref>[http://www.metroweekly.com/poliglot/2013/09/equality-virginia-pac-releases-first-wave-of-state.html ''MetroWeekly'', "Equality Virginia PAC releases first wave of state delegate endorsements," September 25, 2013]</ref>
*Award: Virginia Education Association "2013 Legislative Champion of the Year"<ref>[http://www.wsls.com/story/21559226/delegate-joseph-yost-dubbed-legislative-champion-of-the-year ''WSLS'', "Delegate Joseph Yost dubbed Legislative Champion of the Year"]</ref>
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*Award: Virginia Education Association "2013 Legislative Champion of the Year"<ref>[http://www.wsls.com/story/21559226/delegate-joseph-yost-dubbed-legislative-champion-of-the-year ''WSLS'', "Delegate Joseph Yost dubbed Legislative Champion of the Year," accessed May 28, 2014]</ref>
  
 
==Personal==
 
==Personal==
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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==
 
==External links==
 
{{submit a leg link}}
 
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* [http://dela.state.va.us/dela/MemBios.nsf/a7b082ef6ed01eac85256c0d00515644/6e68423fb359bb3a85257b64004568e3?OpenDocument House website]
 
* [http://dela.state.va.us/dela/MemBios.nsf/a7b082ef6ed01eac85256c0d00515644/6e68423fb359bb3a85257b64004568e3?OpenDocument House website]
 
* [http://yostfordelegate.com/ Campaign website]
 
* [http://yostfordelegate.com/ Campaign website]
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* [http://openstates.org/va/legislators/VAL000171/joseph-r-yost/ Profile from Open States]
 
* [http://votesmart.org/candidate/biography/134527/joseph-yost#.Uh0Tbj_9Uv8 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
 
* [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]

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Joseph Yost
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Virginia House of Delegates District 12
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
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

2014-2015

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

Virginia Committee Assignments, 2014
Education
General laws
Health, Welfare and Institutions
Privileges and Elections

2012-2013

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

Issues

Campaign themes

2011

Yost's website highlighted the following 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!"

Elections

2013

See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013

Yost won re-election in the 2013 election for Virginia House of Delegates District 12. Yost ran unopposed in the June 11th Republican Primary. He defeated James Harder (D) in the general election on November 5, 2013.[1]

Virginia House of Delegates, District 12 General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJoseph Yost Incumbent 52.3% 9,541
     Democratic James Harder 47.4% 8,650
     Other Write-in 0.3% 50
Total Votes 18,241

Race snapshot

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

Harder is a Ph.D. student and former Congressional staffer who chose to contest a district held by Democrats for years until 2011, when incumbent Joseph Yost (R) won the district with just under 52 percent of the vote. President Barack Obama (D) won 51 percent of the vote within this district's borders in 2012, and Governor Bob McDonnell (R) captured 51 percent of the vote here in 2009, suggesting this was truly a swing district. However, Yost's moderate views and record won him the endorsement of LGBT rights group Equality Virginia PAC, which did not endorse any other Republican House of Delegates candidates during the 2013 election cycle, and won Yost the award "2013 Legislative Champion of the Year" from the Virginia Education Association. Harder's campaign was endorsed by the pro-Democratic group Democracy for America.[2][3][4][5][6]

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.[7]

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.[8]

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

Endorsements

2013

In 2013, Yost’s endorsements included the following:

  • Equality Virginia PAC[9]
  • Award: Virginia Education Association "2013 Legislative Champion of the Year"[10]

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
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