|Virginia House of Delegates District 12|
|January 8, 2014|
|Years in position||2|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 8, 2011|
|First elected||November 8, 2011|
|Next general||November 5, 2013|
|Place of birth||Giles County|
|Profession||Jail diversion coordinator|
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.
In the 2012-2013 session, Yost served on the following committees:
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."
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!"
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.
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.
|Virginia House of Delegates, District 12 General Election, 2011|
In 2011, Yost received $351,338 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.
|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|
Yost has a wife, Lisa. They live in Blacksburg, VA.
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