Chris Head

Christopher Head 1


Current Position: State Delegate since 2012
Affiliation: Republican

Chris Head is a proven conservative leader who knows how to create jobs and meet a payroll.

He is ardently and un-apologetically pro life. He is a strong defender of the Second Amendment and NRA Member.


Christopher Head

Source: Campaign page

Chris Head represents the 17th District in the Virginia House of Delegates, which includes parts of Roanoke, Roanoke County and Botetourt County.

Chris is a proven conservative leader who knows how to create jobs and meet a payroll. Chris and his wife, Betsy, own Home Instead Senior Care in Roanoke and Lynchburg, a company that provides services to seniors so they don’t have to leave their homes. They were awarded Small Business of the Year in 2009.

He is ardently and un-apologetically pro life. He is a strong defender of the Second Amendment and NRA Member.

Chris and Betsy have been married 24 years and have three children. They live in Botetourt County.


Chris is a true conservative who practices what he preaches every day. Chris and his wife Betsy run a successful family business, Home Instead Senior Care, which focuses on keeping families together and helping loved ones live independently. The business provides non-medical in-home care to seniors in Roanoke and Lynchburg. Thousands of families in the Roanoke area have trusted and depended on Chris and Betsy with their loved ones.  In 2009 they won the Business of the Year Award from the Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce.  Chris knows how to balance a budget when raising taxes isn’t an option.  We need him in Richmond to fight for us.

Over two thousand seniors and their families have counted on Chris to help them live independently and he has not failed them.  Awarded Small Business of the Year from the Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce for 2009, Chris is ready to bring that same attitude of success to Richmond and fight for you.

Chris Co-founded and Chairs the Business Development Caucus, playing a leading role in creating jobs. Chris is Endorsed by National Federation of Independent Business.  A+ rating and recipient of the Champion of Free Enterprise Award from the Virginia Chamber of Commerce.


Chris has held a life-long commitment to smaller government and more local control. As your Virginia House Delegate, Chris will keep his word to fight tax increases and preserve our Southwest Virginia traditional values. As a deacon at Bonsack Baptist Church, Chris volunteers his time to strengthen his church and our community. He is a member of the NRA and is a strong supporter of our Second Amendment rights and the heritage of gun ownership.

Putting Families First

Chris Head’s personal and business life is about keeping families together and making them stronger. As a deacon at Bonsack Baptist Church, Chris volunteers his time to strengthen his church and community. Chris is pro-life and will work to protect Virginia’s most defenseless, our unborn children.


Work Experience

  • Franchise owner
    Home Instead Senior Care


  • B.Mus
    University of Georgia,


Roanoke Regional Small Business of the Year (2009)


  • Birth Year: 1963
  • Place of Birth: Commerce, GA
  • Gender: Male
  • Race(s): Caucasian
  • Religion: Baptist
  • Spouse: Elizabeth Ann Frost
  • Children: Victoria (Tori), Abigail (Abby), and Michael

Membership & Affiliation

Bonsack Baptist Church (deacon)
Downtown Roanoke Kiwanis
Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce (board of directors)
Virginia Association of Home Care and Hospice (former board member)
Home Instead Senior Care Franchise Exchange Council


Legislative Assistant: Jesse T. Lynch
Administrative Assistant During Session: Katy Rugg



Capitol Office
Pocahontas Building
900 E. Main St,
Richmond, Virginia 23219
Phone: (804) 698-1017

District Office
P.O. Box 19130
Roanoke, VA 24019

Phone: (540) 283-2839


Government Page, Campaign Site, Twitter, Facebook


Source: Wikipedia

When William Fralin retired in 2009 from his 17th House of Delegate seat, Head ran for the Republican nomination. He finished second in a five-way primary to William Cleaveland.

Cleaveland chose not to run for a second term in 2011, and Head was nominated to replace him. Head defeated Democratic candidate Freeda S. Cathcart in the general election, 11852-6207.

Head is a member of the Appropriations; Health, Welfare & Institutions; and Military, Police, & Public Safety Committees. He also serves on the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules, which reviews regulations of the executive branch. He is also the founder and chairman of the Business Development Caucus in the House of Delegates.

Recent Elections

2019 State DelegateArray

Chris Head (R)15,28893.53%
Write In (Write-in)1,0576.47%

2017 State DelegateArray

Chris Head (R)15,99760.56%
Djuna Lauren Osborne (D)10,37839.29%
Write In (Write-in)390.15%

Source: Virginia Legislative Information System


HEAD, CHRISTOPHER T has run in 5 races for public office, winning 4 of them. The candidate has raised a total of $573,549.

Source: Follow the Money



Privileges and Elections
Health, Welfare and Institutions
Commerce and Labor


Health, Welfare and Institutions – Subcommittee #2
Commerce and Labor – Subcommittee #2
Privileges and Elections – Subcommittee #3
Privileges and Elections – Subcommittee #4


Voting Record

See: Vote Smart

New Legislation

Source: Virginia Legislative Information System


News Posts




Other Videos

Virginia State Delegates Chris Head and Sam Rasoul
Cortex Leadership
Published on March 10, 2017
By: Cortex Leadership

How will the new legislation in Virginia affect your business? WFXR News sat down with Chris Head, Republican Delegate and Sam Rasoul, Democrat Delegate for the State of Virginia to discuss the most recent session with business owner, Baraka Kasongo. Bill Wadell reports.


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