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VaNews for 2019 State Senate - District 38 - Regular General

General Assembly elects Judge Teresa Chafin to Va. Supreme Court after brother backs her bid

By PATRICK WILSON, Richmond Times-Dispatch (Metered Paywall - 25 articles a month)

The Virginia General Assembly has elected Court of Appeals Judge Teresa Chafin to an opening on the Supreme Court of Virginia. The process included some controversy because Chafin’s brother and former law partner, state Sen. Ben Chafin, R-Russell, lobbied his GOP colleagues on her behalf.

VaNews February 15, 2019

Southwest Virginia legislators talk health care, gambling at legislative breakfast

By NICK SHEPHERD, Bristol Herald Courier (Metered Paywall - 15 articles a month)

Gambling bills, the state budget, the opioid crisis and funding education were the topics touched on by Southwest Virginia lawmakers during a legislative breakfast Monday in Abingdon. About 250 people gathered at the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center for the forum previewing the upcoming session of the General Assembly The forum, hosted by the Washington County Chamber of Commerce, featured Dels. Terry Kilgore, James Morefield, Israel O’Quinn, Todd Pillion and Sen. Ben Chafin.

VaNews December 4, 2018

Lawmakers, administration spar over road funding

By DAVID MCGEE, Bristol Herald Courier (Metered Paywall - 15 articles a month)

Southwest Virginia lawmakers sparred with Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s administration Friday over a federal highway grant program and the Coalfields Expressway.

VaNews October 14, 2017