Ben Chafin Wiki – Ben Chafin Biography
According to Ben Chafin wiki, Bio and Biography, He was an Virginia State Senator .Augustus Benton “Ben” Chafin Jr. was also a American lawyer, farmer, and politician from Virginia. A member of the Republican Party. He represented the 38th district of the Virginia Senate. He died from complications of COVID-19 at VCU Medical Center on January 1, 2021
University of Richmond School of Law (1985), East Tennessee State University.
Ben Chafin has died at the age of 60.
Ben Chafin, Jr., a native son of Russell County located in Southwest Virginia, passed away on January 1, 2021 from Covid-19 complications,” the statement said. The Republican lawmaker’s family thanked the VCU Medical Center in Richmond, Virginia, for “its vigorous care and heartfelt support during his two weeks of medical services there.”
Chafin, a cattle farmer and attorney, served Virginia’s 38th District. He was elected to the state’s House of Delegates in 2013 before moving to the Senate in 2014.
Chafin established his own law firm in 1986. He represented the Russell County Industrial Development Authority as counsel.
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.
Ben Chafin Wife Lora Chafin
Senator Ben Chafin survived by his wife, Lora Chafin, and three children. He was from Lebanon, Virginia.
Cause of Death
Officials report Virginia State Senator Augustus Benton (Ben) Chafin, Jr. died on Friday as a result of COVID-19 complications. According to a news release, Chafin had been hospitalized at VCU Medical Center for two weeks.
Governor Ralph Northam issued the following statement on the passing of Senator A. Benton Chafin, Jr.:
“With the passing of Senator Ben Chafin, Southwest Virginia has lost a strong advocate—and we have all lost a good man.
“I knew Ben as a lawmaker, an attorney, a banker, and a farmer raising beef cattle in Moccasin Valley, working the land just as generations of his family had done before him. He loved the outdoors, and he loved serving people even more. He pushed hard to bring jobs and investment to his district, and I will always be grateful for his courageous vote to expand health care for people who need it.
“Pam and I are praying for Lora and their children, and I have ordered the Virginia state flag to be lowered immediately in his honor and remain at half-staff until sunset on the day of his interment.
“This is sad news to begin a new year with the loss of a kind and gracious man. May we all recommit to taking extra steps to care for one another.”