Richmond, VA – Republican Party of Virginia (RPV) Chairman Richard L. Anderson issued the following statement on the passing of Virginia State Senator A. Benton “Ben” Chafin, Jr.:
“Virginians everywhere are saddened tonight by the news of the passing of a great public servant, Senator A. Benton Chafin, Jr.
“Ben was a man for all seasons and was broadly respected throughout southwest Virginia and across the Commonwealth of Virginia. I was privileged to serve with Ben in the Virginia House of Delegates before his election to the Senate of Virginia. The citizens of both the 4th House District and 38th Senate District were fortunate to have his able representation in the Virginia General Assembly for many years.
“Ben made his mark on our Commonwealth as an attorney, a farmer, and a selfless public servant. He will be forever remembered for his conscientious commitment to serving his fellow man, and he will be especially remembered as a man of civility who treated others with simple human kindness and respect.
“The Republican Party of Virginia, and all those who knew and served with Senator Chafin, thank his family for sharing him with our Commonwealth for so many. Our prayers go out to his wife, Lora, and their children at this very difficult time. May we remember Ben always for his legacy of service to the Commonwealth of Virginia that he loved so deeply.”