Benton M. White Jr.

Key Facts

Party N/A; nonpartisan election
Status Challenger


White graduated from Virginia Wesleyan University with a bachelor’s of science in management in business and economics. White previously worked as a senior business development manager with the city of Chesapeake and has served as deputy director in the department since 2012, and also worked as general manager of the Chesapeake Conference Center, Chesapeake Deputy Sheriff, and Chesapeake Deputy Treasurer [1, 5, 6].

Through his work with the city of Chesapeake, White previously oversaw tax collection and attracted new economic opportunities and jobs to the city. White is a father of 2 and hopes to continue his 32 years of public service through working to modernize the Chesapeake Treasury Office [1, 5].

Key Issues


White says that his previous work in public service was performed primarily for the benefit of his friends and neighbors, and wants to continue improving the lives of Chesapeake citizens through his work as Treasurer [1].


White wants to improve communication between the Chesapeake Treasury Office and Chesapeake City Council, and wants to prioritize hiring new positions in Collection and Accounting [1].


Republican Party of Virginia (Chesapeake)


2 Virginian Pilot 
3 Ballotpedia
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6 Chesapeake Economic Development