|Member of the Virginia Senate|
from the 38th district
|Assumed office |
September 18, 2014
|Preceded by||Phillip Puckett|
|Member of the Virginia House of Delegates|
from the 4th district
January 8, 2014 – September 18, 2014
|Preceded by||Joe Johnson|
|Succeeded by||Todd Pillion|
Augustus Benton Chafin Jr.
May 18, 1960
Abingdon, Virginia, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Lora Lee Carr|
|Alma mater||East Tennessee State (B.A.)|
University of Richmond (J.D.)
Augustus Benton "Ben" Chafin Jr. (born May 18, 1960) is an American lawyer, farmer, and politician from Virginia. A member of the Republican Party, Chafin represents the 38th district of the Virginia Senate,
Chafin was elected to represent the fourth district in the Virginia House of Delegates in the 2013 elections. He ran in a special election to the Virginia Senate. He was elected with 59.55% of the vote on August 19, 2014, in a special election. Chafin's victory tipped control of the Virginia Senate back to the Republicans, 21 to 19, after Democrats won control with the swearing-in of Lieutenant Governor Ralph Northam following the 2013 general election.
Chafin succeeded Democrat Phillip Puckett, who resigned his seat following the 2014 General Assembly regular session. Previously, Chafin had represented the Fourth District in the Virginia House of Delegates, to which he was elected without opposition in November 2013, succeeding conservative Democrat Joseph P. Johnson. The Fourth comprises Dickenson County and parts of Russell, Wise, and Washington Counties.
- "Russell Co. attorney to run for 4th District Va. House seat - TriCities.com: Local News". TriCities.com. March 18, 2013. Retrieved November 8, 2013.
- Election results, "Archived copy". Archived from the original on August 20, 2014. Retrieved 2014-08-20.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
- "Kern ousts Cornett from Wise County School Board | Kingsport Times-News". Timesnews.net. Retrieved November 8, 2013.
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