-- VA Free 2014 General Assembly Report Card Released --
-- Peace Rated as Consistent Job Creating and Economic Development Legislator --
Central VA – VA Free recently released its 2014 General Assembly report card. Delegate Christopher K. Peace(R-Hanover) was pleased to receive a score of 92.4 percent, ranked 3rd amongst his House colleagues on the legislative report which informs citizens on key business related votes taken by the General Assembly during the 2014 session. Virginia FREE compiles annual voting records of all General Assembly members on important legislation affecting business and industry.
"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 guarantee individual liberty. For these reasons, I am pleased with this positive score,” commented Del. Peace.
One of the bills considered in the VA Free evaluation was Delegate Peace’s House Bill 887, a measure to pursue modeling for a Governor's School for Career and Technical Education (CTE). CTE training provides good paying jobs and strengthens workforce training opportunities in fields such as HVAC, culinary arts, plumbing, electrical, and finance.
“I applaud the leadership of Hanover Superintendent Dr. Jamelle Wilson and other school divisions for their work to implement my successful legislation. While some students will attend Virginia's universities or community colleges, there are other students who would benefit from a workforce development or career readiness program that provides technical training for jobs in high paying manufacturing fields. I am delighted that VA Free also recognizes and prioritizes this need for increased workforce readiness training.”
According to their website, Virginia Foundation for Research and Economic Education (VA Free) is an independent association committed to protecting and strengthening Virginia's prosperous business environment through the political process. Founded in 1988, VA FREE provides a wealth of objective, non-partisan information to business. VA FREE information, services and programs foster a business community prepared to take the lead in electing legislators who advance free enterprise and responsible, pro-business government.
Delegate Christopher K. Peace was elected to represent the 97th District of the Virginia House of Delegates. The District includes parts of Hanover, King William, and all of New Kent County.