Chris Hurst
Delegate
District 12

After graduating from Emerson College, Delegate Christ Hurst spent the first part of his professional life working as a reporter and evening anchor for Roanoke’s WDBJ. He worked in that position until his girlfriend, Alison Parker, who was also a reporter, was shot and killed on camera in 2015. In the wake of this tragedy, Delegate Hurst became passionate about finding solutions and changed career paths to run for Delegate, winning the seat in 2017.