Delegate Peace Receives A Grade from State Chamber for Support of Business

-- Peace Scored a 98 on 2012 Business Legislative Report Card

-- VA Chamber of Commerce Names Peace a strong pro-business legislator --

Central Virginia - The Virginia Chamber of Commerce recently released its 2012 General Assembly report card.  Delegate Christopher K. Peace (R-Hanover) was pleased to receive a score of 98 percent on the legislative report which informs citizens on key business related votes taken by the General Assembly during the 2012 session.  The Virginia Chamber compiles annual voting records of all General Assembly members on important legislation affecting business and industry.

Speaking about the Report Card, "The Legislative Report Card allows us to recognize and honor legislators who uphold free market principles and support the interests of the business community," said Barry DuVal, President and CEO of the Virginia Chamber. "In addition, it provides analysis of a legislator's support for the business community's priorities."

"I appreciate, especially in these tight economic times, that all of my colleagues worked hard to be fiscally prudent and make targeted investments for long-term dividends for Virginians," noted Del. Peace (R-Hanover).  "We need growth and prosperity to come to Virginia bringing with it new jobs to our state which will be the ultimate path for sustained recovery."

Members of the House of Delegates, like Del. Peace, have partnered with Governor Bob McDonnell since his election to place a priority on creating a positive climate for job creation in Virginia.  The House has worked to pass economic development measures to reinvigorate programs proven to be effective in returning on investments made. Virginia remains the best state in the nation for business and to earn a living.

According to their website, the mission of the Virginia Chamber of Commerce is to be a non-partisan, business advocacy organization that works in the legislative, regulatory and political arenas to act as the catalyst for positive change in all areas of economic development and competitiveness for the Commonwealth of Virginia.  Please visit the Chamber website:

Delegate Christopher K. Peace was elected to his fourth term representing the 97th District of the Virginia House of Delegates.  The District includes parts of Hanover, King William, and all of New Kent County.