Joseph R. Yost

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Joseph R. Yost
Member of the Virginia House of Delegates
from the 12th district
Assumed office
January 11, 2012
Preceded by Jim Shuler
Succeeded by Chris Hurst (Elect)
Personal details
Born ( 1986 -06-09) June 9, 1986 (age 31)
Pearisburg, Virginia, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Lisa Michelle Robinson
Residence Pearisburg, Virginia
Alma mater Radford University (B.S., M.A.)
Occupation Executive Director of the Giles County Historical Society
Committees Education
General Laws
Health, Welfare and Institutions

Joseph R. Yost (born June 9, 1986 in Pearisburg, Virginia) is an American politician. A Republican, he was elected to the Virginia House of Delegates in 2011. He currently represents the 12th district, made up of Giles County, the city of Radford, and parts of Montgomery and Pulaski counties in the western part of the state.[1][2]

Early life, education, business career[edit]

Yost graduated from Giles High School in 2004. He received a B.S. degree from Radford University in 2006 and an M.A. in 2008, both in criminal justice.[1][2]

Yost married Lisa Michelle Robinson in June 2010.[1][2]

Political career[edit]

Yost became active with the Montgomery County Republican Committee in 2009. He was elected chair of the Roanoke/New River Valley Young Republicans in 2011.[2]

The 12th House district incumbent, Democrat Jim Shuler, did not run for re-election in 2011. Yost defeated Democratic candidate Don S. Langrehr in the general election, 8104-7582.[3]

In the 2017 election, he lost in an upset to opponent Chris Hurst for his spot in the Virginia House of Delegates.


  1. ^ a b c "Virginia House of Delegates 2012; Delegate Joseph R. Yost;". Virginia House of Delegates. Retrieved 2012-10-31. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Delegate Joseph Yost". Retrieved 2012-10-31. 
  3. ^ "November 2011 General Election Official Results". Virginia State Board of Elections. Archived from the original on 2013-05-20. Retrieved 2012-10-31. 

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