Del. Chris Hurst (D-Blacksburg)

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12: Counties of Giles, Montgomery (part), and Pulaski (part); City of Radford [map]
Took Office
January 2018
Next Election
November 2019
Education, Science and Technology
Copatroning Habits
85% of bills he copatroned were introduced by Democrats. Of all of the copatrons of his bills, 85% of them are Democrats. Of all of the copatrons of all of the bills that he also copatroned, 92% of them are Democrats.
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Recent Mentions in the Media

Del. Chris Hurst introduces bill aimed at preventing workplace violence like 2015 WDBJ shooting:

January 17, 2018
  Roanoke TimesDel. Hurst proposes legislation to help prevent workplace violence like WDBJ shooting  WSETHurst introduces bill to combat workplace violence in Virginia  WSLS 10Full coverage

Newly sworn Delegate Chris Hurst talks day one and early work in General Assembly:

January 10, 2018
  WDBJ7Del. Chris Hurst takes seat in Virginia's House of Delegates  Roanoke TimesFull coverage

Chris Hurst, boyfriend of slain journalist Alison Parker, says bill could have prevented girlfriend's death:

January 19, 2018
  CBS NewsDel. Hurst says bill could have prevented Alison Parker's death  WHSVFull coverage

Southwest Va. lawmakers seek funding boosts for Virginia Tech, Radford, UVa-Wise:

January 22, 2018
  Roanoke TimesFull coverage

State leaders must protect student privacy:

January 22, 2018
  University of Virginia The Cavalier DailyFull coverage

From the Legislator’s Website

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January 21, 2017


  • HB147: FOIA; scholastic records, student handheld mobile telephone, etc.
  • HB486: Alcoholic beverage control; granting of certain mixed beverage licenses.
  • HB488: Blacksburg, Town of; amending charter, clarifies voting on proposed ordinance.
  • HB489: Registration and licensing of vehicles; payment of local taxes and fees.
  • HB634: Two-way video testimony; reports by Chief Medical Examiner.
  • HB710: Children's Ombudsman, Office of the; created.
  • HB1075: Poaching; revocation of hunting, trapping, or fishing license and privileges.
  • HB1187: Natural gas companies; right of entry upon property.
  • HB1188: Natural gas pipelines; contingency plan, discharges, penalty.
  • HB1436: Prescription drug price transparency.
  • HB1457: Employers and potential employers; civil immunity, reports of violent behavior by an employee.
  • HB1501: Standards of Learning Innovation Committee; adoption of recommendations.
  • HJ75: Study; State Council of Higher Education for Virginia; institutional student loans; report.
  • HJ96: Study; JLARC; increasing hazardous duty retirement benefits for certain categories.
  • HJ134: Celebrating the life of Nannie Mae Berger Hairston.