Chris Head (politician)

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Chris Head
Member of the Virginia House of Delegates
from the 17th district
Assumed office
January 2012
Preceded by William Cleaveland
Personal details
Born Christopher T. Head
( 1963 -01-13) January 13, 1963 (age 53)
Commerce, Georgia
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Elizabeth Ann Frost
Children Victoria, Abigail, Michael
Alma mater University of Georgia
Occupation In-home health care
Committees Finance
Militia, Police and Public Safety,
Health, Welfare and Institutions
Religion Baptist

Christopher T. "Chris" Head (born January 13, 1963) is an American politician. A Republican, he was elected to the Virginia House of Delegates in 2011. He currently represents the 17th district, made up parts of Botetourt and Roanoke counties and the city of Roanoke, in the western part of the state.[1]

Early life, education, business career[edit]

Head received a BMus degree from the University of Georgia in 1985.[1]

He operates a franchise of Home Instead Senior Care, an in-home health care service business.[1]

Head married Elizabeth Ann "Betsy" Frost. They have three children, Victoria, Abigail and Michael.[1]

Political career[edit]

When 17th House district incumbent William Fralin retired in 2009, Head ran for the Republican nomination. He finished second in a five-way primary to William Cleaveland.

Cleaveland chose not to run for a second term in 2011, and Head was nominated to replace him. Head defeated Democratic candidate Freeda S. Cathcart in the general election, 11852-6207.[2]

Electoral history[edit]

Date Election Candidate Party Votes  %
Virginia House of Delegates, 17th district
Jun 9, 2009[3] Republican primary Bill H. Cleaveland 893 28.04
Christopher T. Head 769 24.15
Michael A. "Mike" Wray 613 19.25
Josh C. Johnson 549 17.24
Melvin E. Williams 360 11.30
Nov 8, 2011[2] General Chris T. Head Republican 11,852 65.46
Freeda L. Cathcart Democratic 6,207 34.28
Write-ins 44 0.24
William Cleaveland retired; seat stayed Republican


  1. ^ a b c d "Virginia House of Delegates 2012; Delegate Christopher T. Head;". Virginia House of Delegates. Retrieved 2012-10-31. 
  2. ^ a b "November 2011 General Election Official Results". Virginia State Board of Elections. Retrieved 2013-05-23. 
  3. ^ "2009 June Republican Primary Official Results". Virginia State Board of Elections. Retrieved 2013-05-23. 

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