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Special election to replace Virginia Sen. Ben Chafin set for Tuesday

ROANOKE, Va – Voters across Southwest will head to the polls Tuesday to vote in a special election to replace Senator Ben Chafin, who died earlier this year from complications after contracting COVID-19. Republican Travis Hackworth and Democrat Laurie Buchwald are facing off to represent Virginia’s 38th Senate District. Both...
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Virginia voters to decide on senate seat left by late Sen. Ben Chafin

TAZEWELL, Va. — Voters in Virginia’s 38th District will decide on Tuesday who will replace the late Sen. Ben Chafin in that state senate seat. Chafin died on New Year’s Day from COVID complications and a special election was set for March 23. Two candidates, Tazewell County Supervisor Republican Travis...
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Virginia Senate mourns late GOP Sen. Ben Chafin

Both chambers of the Virginia General Assembly opened their legislative session Wednesday afternoon with condolences and mourning for the late state Sen. Ben Chafin, who died of COVID-19 complications. “Ben was a shining example of a wonderful gentleman who always found the best in anyone he talked to,” Sen. John...
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Radford state senator Ben Chafin succumbs to COVID-19

State Senator Augustus Benton (Ben) Chafin, Jr., died on New Year’s Day from COVID-19 complications. From Russell County, Chafin served the City of Radford as state senator of the 38th district. A Republican, he was elected to the Virginia State Senate in 2014 and was previously the Fourth District delegate in the Virginia House of Delegates.
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Virginia state Sen. Ben Chafin dies after contracting COVID-19

State Sen. Ben Chafin, R-Lebanon, died Friday as a result of complications from COVID-19. Chafin, 60, was an attorney and cattle farmer from Russell County. He was first elected to the Virginia House of Delegates in 2013 and was elected to the state senate in 2014, winning nearly 60% of the votes cast.
Congress & CourtsLynchburg News and Advance

Editorial: Remembering Ben Chafin

If you’ve somehow made it this far through the pandemic without knowing anyone who died due to the virus, now you do. State Sen. Ben Chafin, R-Russell, passed away Jan. 1 due to complications from COVID-19. He was 60 and just a few weeks ago was a healthy, vital man taking part in the General Assembly’s prolonged special session. This virus is a cruel thing, passing over some, sickening others only mildly, but then striking down others for apparently no reason.
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Virginia State Senator Ben Chafin Dies Due to Complications from COVID-19

Republican Virginia State Sen. Ben Chafin, Jr. has died from COVID-19 complications, his office announced in a statement. Democratic Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam and Virginia Senate Republican Caucus confirmed Chafin’s death, The Hill reported. Chafin represented Virginia’s 38th District in the last six years and was 60 years old. “With...
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Virginia state Sen. Ben Chafin dies from coronavirus

LEBANON, Va. — Virginia state Sen. Ben Chafin has died from complications from the coronavirus. Chafin, 60, had been hospitalized with the coronavirus for two weeks, WJHL reported. “The family of Senator Chafin thank the VCU Medical Center in Richmond for its vigorous care and heartfelt support during his two...
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Virginia State Sen. Ben Chafin Dies of COVID-19

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia state Sen. Ben Chafin has died after contracting the coronavirus, Senate Republicans said Friday. Chafin represented southwest Virginia and was from Russell County. A Republican, he was first elected to the House of Delegates in 2013 and then moved to the state Senate in 2014. He was 60.
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Ben Chafin, Virginia state senator, dead at 60 from coronavirus

A 60-year-old Republican state senator from Virginia has died from coronavirus complications, the senator’s office confirmed Friday night, according to reports. Sen. Ben Chafin of Lebanon in Russell County died earlier in the day after spending the past two weeks being treated at VCU Medical Center in Richmond, WRIC-TV of Richmond reported.
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State Senator Ben Chafin dies from COVID-19 complications; Gov. Northam orders state flag to fly at half-staff

RUSSELL COUNTY, Va. - State Sen. Ben Chafin (R-Lebanon) has died from complications from COVID-19. The senator’s office confirmed the passing of Senator Chafin Friday night. "The family of Senator Chafin thank the VCU Medical Center in Richmond for its vigorous care and heartfelt support during his two weeks of medical services there," said his office in a statement.
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Virginia State Senator Ben Chafin dies from COVID-19 complications

RUSSELL COUNTY, Va. -- Virginia State Sen. Ben Chafin (R-Lebanon) has died from complications from COVID-19, the senator’s office confirmed Friday night. "The family of Senator Chafin thank the VCU Medical Center in Richmond for its vigorous care and heartfelt support during his two weeks of medical services there," said his office in a statement.