Javascript is required to run this page

VaNews for 2019 House of Delegates - District 12 - Regular General

Virginia delegate resumes fight for student journalist protections

By LIBBY DOZIER, VCU Capital News Service

A former journalist turned delegate filed a bill for the upcoming General Assembly session that aims to ensure First Amendment protections for student journalists. Del. Chris Hurst, D-Blacksburg, introduced HB 36 to protect the rights of student journalists from censorship and student media advisers from punishment. The 12th District delegate first introduced the bill in the 2019 session with co-patron Del. Danica Roem, D-Prince William, but the bill died in a subcommittee vote, 5-3.

VaNews December 17, 2019

Hurst reelected in 12th House District

By ANDREW ADKINS, Roanoke Times (Metered Paywall - 18 articles a month)

Del. Chris Hurst, D-Blacksburg, defeated Republican challenger Forrest Hite on Tuesday to win a second term.

VaNews November 6, 2019

Two House seats contested in the New River Valley

By AMY FRIEDENBERGER, Roanoke Times (Metered Paywall - 18 articles a month)

Four candidates are competing in two races in the New River Valley for seats in the House of Delegates. Del. Chris Hurst, D-Blacksburg, is facing Republican Forrest Hite, and Del. Nick Rush, R-Christiansburg, is challenged by Democrat Rhonda Seltz.

VaNews October 26, 2019

Incumbent state lawmakers in Western Virginia hold fundraising edge

By AMY FRIEDENBERGER, Roanoke Times (Metered Paywall - 18 articles a month)

Incumbent lawmakers in Western Virginia running for re-election to the General Assembly hold the fundraising advantage as they head into final stretch of the election season. It doesn’t appear that the Del. Chris Hurst, D-Blacksburg, will have to spend as much money as he did two years ago

VaNews September 18, 2019