Principled conservative, Fighter for the Middle-Class, Family Man
CENTRAL VA –Delegate Christopher K. Peace (R-97th District) announces his intentions to seek re-election and continue his commitment of faithfully serving the people of Hanover, New Kent and King William Counties. In a prepared statement on www.chrispeace.com, Peace said “I am running for re-election to be a voice for principled conservatism that gets results for working families. Virginians deserve leadership committed to the taxpayer and respecting of individual liberties. Serving the people of the 97th district in the Virginia House of Delegates is a tremendous honor that I take very seriously.” On March 11th, Peace filed all the necessary paperwork to be on the June primary ballot.
In just a short time in office, Delegate Chris Peace has proved to be an effective, thoughtful and respected legislator serving on the prominent Appropriations, Health Welfare and Institutions, and General Laws Committees. “As a member of the budget committee, I am proud to have been part of turning $6 billion in shortfalls into three consecutive years of surpluses totaling $1.4 billion, without a tax increase,” said Peace.
In his endorsement of Peace’s re-election, T. Scott Harris, Hanover Commissioner of the Revenue, stated, “I am extremely proud of the manner you have represented our County over the past eight years. Your commitment and hard work have been admirable and quite frankly energizing to me. I am happy to endorse your candidacy and whole heartedly support your efforts.”
Speaking about the announcement Delegate Chris Peace stated, “As a Delegate to the Virginia General Assembly, I have honored my commitments, but I strongly believe that there is much more work to be done to make a smaller government and a stronger economy a reality. To improve our community’s quality of life and sustain Virginia’s economic recovery, government must lower the burden on taxpayers and respect individual liberty.”
Jane Ladd, Chair of the New Kent Republican Committee reflected, “I have had the pleasure of working with our Delegate over the past eight years. Chris Peace has continued to stand strong for Republican principals, regardless of the pressures from his surroundings. He has proven to be a man of his word. Because of his integrity, I am honored to stand by his side for his re-election.”
Over the years, Peace’s voting record has earned him an A+ Rating from the National Rifle Association, 100% scorecard from Virginia Society for Human Life and the Family Foundation, A ratings from the Virginia Chamber of Commerce, and previously endorsed by Virginia Farm Bureau. He has also been presented awards for his legislative work by the Virginia State Police Association, Virginia Sherriff’s Association and the Virginia Retail Merchants Association.
Sally Pearson, King William Commissioner of the Revenue writes about the recent session: “Thank you for everything you did during the last General Assembly session and all that you do for King William County. We are blessed to have such a fine representative. Thank you for your support and friendship.”
Peace, a Virginia lawyer, consults for Smithfield Foods, Inc. and has taught legal studies as an adjunct professor at Virginia Commonwealth University’s Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs. An avid history buff, Peace serves as the executive director of Historic Polegreen Church Foundation, a historic preservation non-profit foundation, and established the Road to Revolution State Heritage Trail to honor America’s founding heritage.
Peace received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Hampden-Sydney College, earned his law degree from the University of Richmond, and is a member of numerous statewide organizations and non-profit boards. Along with their two children, Chris and Ashley make their home in Old Church and attend a local Episcopal Church. A full biography and other legislative information are found at www.chrispeace.com.