A. Benton Chafin, Jr. – Biographical Profile and Positions on the Issues

Previous Candidate for Senate Of Virginia 38th District

Republican Party of Virginia
PO Box 1210Lebanon, VA 24266
(276) 889-0143
Personal (gender, age, marital status, spouse's name and age, children's name and ages, home town, current residence)

Ben Chafin is a native of Russell County. As a child, he worked on his family farm curing tobacco. As a teenager, he worked part-time after school at a local meat packing plant. Ben is married to Lora Lee (Carr) Chafin, a teacher in Russell County Public Schools. A Russell County native, Lora has dedicated her life to helping students learn. Ben and Lora are the proud parents of three children.

Profession (professional and work experience outside politics)

Ben Chafin owns and operates Chafin Law Firm P.C. located across the street from the courthouse in Lebanon. Through his practice, Ben represents the Russell County Industrial Development Authority, School Board, and the Department of Social Services in addition to a wide variety of clients. In addition to his law firm, Ben operates his beef cattle operation in Russell County. Ben is also a board member of First Bank & Trust Company, one of the leading regional banks in Southwest Virginia.

Civic (past and present organizations, charities involvement)

Ben is a current member and former president of the Russell County Rotary.

Political (dates and titles of previously held political offices)

Ben Chafin currently represents the 38th District in the Senate of Virginia. He was first elected to the Senate in 2014. Before being elected to the Senate, Ben served the 4th District in the Virginia House of Delegates.

Religion (current and past religious affiliations, beliefs)

Community Heights Church in Lebanon.

Education (times and places of schools, colleges, major, degrees, activities, sports)

Ben attended East Tennessee State University (B.A., 1982) so he could fulfill his obligations to the family farm by returning home most weekends. After earning his degree, he attended the University of Richmond School of Law (J.D., 1985).

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