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

-- Peace Awarded Excellence in Education and Workforce Development 2014 Business Legislative Report Card --

-- VA Chamber of Commerce Names Peace a champion of free enterprise --

Central Virginia – Each year following the General Assembly Session, the Virginia Chamber of Commerce develops a Legislative Report Card based on the priorities and expectations of Virginia's business community. The Legislative Report Card recognizes legislators for their support on initiatives that will help move Virginia forward, and additionally provides analysis of a legislator's support for the business community's priorities.

Delegate Christopher K. Peace (R-Hanover) was very pleased to be informed that this year, based on his voting record, he has received a grade of "A+" from the Virginia Chamber of Commerce.  Peace's voting record indicated strong support for the business community's priorities. This award marks the third year in a row Peace has earned a top rating with the Chamber.

"This rating reflects my belief that low taxes create opportunities for job creation and economic growth. We need a smaller government for a stronger economy, but I strongly believe that there is much more work to be done to make this vision 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.  For these reasons, I am pleased with this positive score,” commented Del. Peace

“We applaud Delegate Peace’s efforts in supporting the principles outlined in Blueprint Virginia. With the support of pro-business legislators like Peace, we can continue to strengthen Virginia’s business climate and maintain Virginia’s ranking as the Best State for Business,” said Barry DuVal, President and CEO, VA Chamber.

Additionally, the Chamber awarded Peace the Excellence in Education and Workforce Development Award for his efforts to promote early childhood education and the Transportation Reform Advocate Award for his promoting policies that enhance mobility, reduces congestion, and incorporates innovative smart road technologies.

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: http://www.vachamber.com/