Christopher Peace

Current Position: State Delegate since 2006
Affiliation: Republican

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Kevin Washington

Current Position: Cloud Architect, Department of Defense
Affiliation: Democrat
Candidate: 2019 State Delegate

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Scott Wyatt

Current Position: State Delegate
Affiliation: Republican

Scott Wyatt is a strong advocate for conservative values. He believes our delegates should spend their time serving the people they represent rather than the lobbyists at the General Assembly.

Scott currently serves on the Hanover Board of Supervisors and has been involved in our community for many years.  Among his many volunteer endeavors, Scott has coached Little League and volunteered at events with the East Hanover & Black Creek Volunteer Fire Departments.

Christopher Peace 2Christopher Peace

Current Position: State Delegate since 2006
Affiliation: Republican

Overview: N/A

Summary

Current Position: State Delegate since 2006
Affiliation: Republican

Overview: N/A

About

Christopher Peace

Source: Campaign page

97th District voters first elected Christopher K. Peace to the Virginia House of Delegates in 2006, and ever since, your state Delegate has worked faithfully to represent the best interests of the hard-working people and families of Hanover, King William, and New Kent Counties. At the legislature, Peace serves on the prominent House Appropriations (state budget) committee where he chairs the budget for all public-school divisions across the Commonwealth. Peace is Chairman of the oldest standing committee in the General Assembly, known as General Laws, and also serves on the Health, Welfare and Institutions and Science and Technology committees.

Delegate Peace also serves on several statewide boards important to his district, including the 2018 Select Special Committee on School Safety, Criminal Justice Services Board, Joint Commission on Health Care, Virginia Commission on Youth, Virginia Housing Commission, Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation Board of Trustees, Virginia Health Information Board of Directors, Virginia Council on Aging, and the Virginia Indian Commemorative Commission, which unveiled Mantle, as a Tribute to the Virginia Indian on State Capitol grounds in 2018. Among other issues, Peace is extremely proud of his legislative efforts to recognize and support our Virginia Indian community, to preserve and promote Virginia’s rich heritage and history, and to create a climate for job creation in the Commonwealth. Many Virginians are familiar with Delegate Peace’s frequent Commentary Section contributions to the Richmond-Times Dispatch which have offered a common sense, conservative perspective for over a decade.

Your state Delegate Chris Peace maintains a legislative record of exemplary service to Virginia’s at-risk children and families. As the immediate past Chairman of the Virginia Commission on Youth, his leadership as a family advocate resulted in meaningful reforms in the areas of child welfare, school safety, and family preservation to name a few. Elsewhere Peace has been honored for his outstanding legislative service by the following organizations: State Police Association; Virginia Sheriff’s Association; Virginia Assisted Living Association, Virginia Council for Private Education, Virginia Optometric Association, Virginia Commissioner of the Revenue Association, Virginia Nurses Association, Virginia Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons, Virginia Housing Coalition, Virginia Retail Merchants Association, Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance, Alzheimer’s Association, Career and Technical Education Association, and the Brain Injury Association. Frequently, the Virginia Chamber of Commerce recognizes Peace a Champion of Free Enterprise and presented him various awards in the areas of Education and Workforce Development, and Transportation.

With an unwavering commitment to our community, Peace served as an active and supportive volunteer on several statewide and community groups over his professional career: LEAD VA Statewide Board; Library of Virginia Foundation Statewide Board; Metro Richmond Habitat for Humanity Board; Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership Statewide Board; Heritage and History of Hanover County, Inc.; Hanover County Historical Society; Hanover Association of Businesses/Chamber of Commerce; Hanover Safe Place; Hanover Ruritan Club; Mechanicsville Businessmen’s Association; New Kent Chamber of Commerce; Sons of the American Revolution; Washington and Henry Fraternal Lodge and the Scottish Rite. Peace currently is a Trustee of the St. John’s Church Foundation.

An attorney, Peace owns a solo law practice in Mechanicsville focused on family law, estate planning, traffic and small business matters. He is an active member of the Virginia State Bar and taught legal studies as an adjunct professor of legal studies at Virginia Commonwealth University’s Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs. An avid history buff, from 2006 to 2014 Peace was the founding Executive Director of the Historic Polegreen Church Foundation, and he established the Road to Revolution State Heritage Trail to honor the life of Patrick Henry and others who played a role in liberating Virginia from Colonial rule.  Prior to his public service in the legislature, Peace worked at McGuire Woods Consulting, a national public affairs and public relations firm.

Peace graduated from St. Christopher’s School, received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Hampden-Sydney College, and earned his law degree from the University of Richmond.  Along with their children, Camden and Henry, and an English Pointer named Laney, Chris and Ashley, his wife, make their home at their farm and vineyard in Old Church (Hanover) and attend St. Peter’s Episcopal Church (New Kent).

Ashley Hopkins Peace

Ashley Peace is a trained commercial real estate appraiser and urban planner.  Ashley was a Senior Planner for the City of Richmond Department of Economic and Community Development, and worked on large scale economic development projects including public housing redevelopment and commercial corridor revitalization. She holds a Master’s degree in Urban Planning from VCU.  She was the first formally trained Planner and real estate professional on the Hanover County Planning Commission.

Experience

Work Experience

  • Attorney

Education

  • JD
    University of Richmond School of Law
    2002 to present
  • B.A., English
    Hampden-Sydney College
    1998

Awards

Personal

  • Birth Year: 1976
  • Place of Birth: Richmond, VA
  • Gender: Male
  • Race(s): Caucasian
  • Religion: Episcopalian (Christian)
  • Spouse: Ashley Hopkins
  • Children: Nina Camden and Henry

Membership & Affiliation

St. Peter’s Episcopal Church – New Kent
Virginia Commission on Youth
Joint Commission on Health Care
Virginia Indian Commemorative Commission (vice chairman)
Virginia Housing Commission
Virginia Health Information (board of directors)
Virginia Council on Aging
Fraternal Lodge No. 344
Hanover Association of Businesses/Chamber of Commerce
Hanover County Historical Society
Hanover Ruritan Club
Mechanicsville Businessmen’s Association
Sons of the American Revolution, Richmond Chapter
Department of Criminal Justice Services Board
St. John’s Church Foundation (board member)
Arthritis Foundation Board

Contact

Legislative Assistant: Julie Coggsdale, Chief of Staff
Administrative Assistant During Session: Sandra Boclair

Offices

Capitol Office
Pocahontas Building
900 E. Main St,
Richmond, Virginia 23219
Phone: (804) 698-1097

District Office
8101 Vanguard Drive, Suite 101
Mechanicsville, VA 23111
Phone: (804) 730-3737

Web

Government Page, Campaign Site, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram

Politics

Recent Elections

2017 State DelegateArray

Christopher Peace (R)24,36372.2%
Cori Elizabeth Johnson (D)9,31927.6%
Write In (Write-in)650.2%
TOTAL33,747

2015 State DelegateArray

Christopher Peace (R)15,14478.5%
Erica Marie Lawler (G)4,07621.1%
Write In (Write-in)630.3%
TOTAL19,283

Source: Virginia Legislative Information System

Finances

PEACE, CHRISTOPHER K has run in 6 races for public office, winning 6 of them. The candidate has raised a total of $1,398,468.

Source: Follow the Money

Committees

Committees

Chair: General Laws
Health, Welfare and Institution
Appropriations

Subcommittees

Chair: Appropriations – Elementary and Secondary Education Subcommittee
Appropriations – Public Safety Subcommittee
Appropriations – Transportation Subcommittee
Health, Welfare and Institutions – Subcommittee #1

Appointments

Voting Record

See: Vote Smart

New Legislation

Source: Virginia Legislative Information System

Twitter

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Kevin WashingtonKevin Washington

Current Position: Cloud Architect, Department of Defense
Affiliation: Democrat
Candidate: 2019 State Delegate

Overview: N/A

Summary

Current Position: Cloud Architect, Department of Defense
Affiliation: Democrat
Candidate: 2019 State Delegate

Overview: N/A

About

Source: Campaign page

I come from a proud military family that has been involved in public service for as long as I can remember. I have served my country and now I want to serve the citizens of my state. We need to create more living-wage jobs, improve our schools and make public safety, in particular, a top priority. With over a decade of government experience, I know what it takes to find solutions, navigate complicated governmental agencies, and get things done.

Offices

Friends of Kevin Washington
P.O. Box 92

New Kent,VA 23124

Issues

Civil Rights

Diversity

During my time in the Military, I served as an EOL (Equal Opportunity Leader). My training and experience reinforced by the belief that all people, regardless of age, race, religion, or creed should all have equal treatment. All Virginians should have an equal chance to succeed, grow and raise a family. I will work to ensure sexual orientation and gender identity are included to be legally protected against workplace discrimination. As a delegate, I will support and defend the rights of disenfranchised communities, minorities, and LGBTQ. I will fight to pass the ERA (Equal Rights Amendment). No Virginian should be afraid of discrimination.

Criminal Justice Reform

Our criminal justice system should look to protect all its citizens. The state of Virginia needs to have a dedicated focus on reforming our criminal justice system for the safety and wellbeing of all. Currently, minorities and the poor in our community are unfairly punished, have poorer legal representation, and serve longer sentences that should be eliminated.

Economy

Employee Compensation

Employees should have a living wage which requires an increase in the minimum wage. The minimum wage should be increased over a few years. This slow and steady increase would allow businesses to adjust to wage changes. Women and families should have the leave time they need when expanding their family or when family emergencies arise. This requires improvements to our FMLA policies. As a technology professional, I believe Virginia is prime for becoming the countries technology HUB. A large amount of technology talent is bred in Virginia’s amazing universities, but that talent quickly leaves the state due to lower wages and a lack of jobs. However, with the proper incentives, these major tech companies will make Virginia their home.

Education

Education is a priceless resource. The greatest investment we can make is in our youth with the largest ROI being in their education. This investment includes paying teachers well, access to Pre-K programs, nutritious lunch programs, and educational resources. This includes increasing access to broadband technologies. Broadband has become a critical utility and provides communities with access to educational resources. A strategy to reduce the student to teacher ratio and reducing the focus on standardized testing will help us maintain a higher quality schools rating. A focus in education will improve the quality of live for our district’s current residents. Education is also a key factor in a family decision to move to the region.

Environment

I am an advocate of sustainable and renewable energy. Virginia has valuable natural resources that should be protected and preserved. I will support the development of innovative and technological advancements in energy alternatives such as; wind and solar that will lay a foundation for Virginia long into the future.

Health Care

Access to affordable quality healthcare should be a right. Affordable access to healthcare should be expanding to reach all Virginians. This includes access to mental health services. I am committed to working with professionals to de-stigmatize mental health. As a delegate, I will work to protect women’s healthcare rights and fight to block the government overreach that has recently been in acted by other States.

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Scott WyattScott Wyatt

Current Position: State Delegate
Affiliation: Republican

Scott Wyatt is a strong advocate for conservative values. He believes our delegates should spend their time serving the people they represent rather than the lobbyists at the General Assembly.

Scott currently serves on the Hanover Board of Supervisors and has been involved in our community for many years.  Among his many volunteer endeavors, Scott has coached Little League and volunteered at events with the East Hanover & Black Creek Volunteer Fire Departments.

Summary

Current Position: State Delegate
Affiliation: Republican

Scott Wyatt is a strong advocate for conservative values. He believes our delegates should spend their time serving the people they represent rather than the lobbyists at the General Assembly.

Scott currently serves on the Hanover Board of Supervisors and has been involved in our community for many years.  Among his many volunteer endeavors, Scott has coached Little League and volunteered at events with the East Hanover & Black Creek Volunteer Fire Departments.

About

Source: Campaign page

Scott Wyatt is a strong advocate for conservative values. He believes our delegates should spend their time serving the people they represent rather than the lobbyists at the General Assembly.

Scott currently serves on the Hanover Board of Supervisors and has been involved in our community for many years.  Among his many volunteer endeavors, Scott has coached Little League and volunteered at events with the East Hanover & Black Creek Volunteer Fire Departments.
 

Personal

Membership & Affiliation

Source

Scott Wyatt is a Life Member of the NRA.

Offices

Friends of Scott Wyatt
6509 Mechanicsville Turnpike
Mechanicsville, VA 23111
Phone: (804) 442 – 2737

Politics

Recent Elections

2019 State DelegateArray

Scott A. Wyatt (R)18,27955.73%
Kevin D. Washington (D)8,71726.58%
Write-In (Write-in)5,80317.69%
TOTAL32,799

Issues

Governance

Taxes & Spending

As an elected official, Scott Wyatt has never voted for a tax increase. Hanover County, where Scott is a Supervisor, has the lowest tax rate of any county in the greater Richmond area.

If elected to the General Assembly, Scott will take the same approach, voting no on tax increases and working to decrease taxes and spending.

Scott Wyatt is a true conservative who believes in the principles of limited government and a free market.

Education

Scott Wyatt is an advocate of ensuring taxpayer dollars go directly to the classroom. In many localities education spending is wasteful with teachers getting short-changed. Scott has fought for teachers and believes our public education must be properly funded, without waste, and is strongly supportive of teachers in the classroom.

Health Care

Medicaid Expansion

Medicaid Expansion is a primary reason Scott Wyatt is running for Delegate. Scott strongly opposed Medicaid Expansion. By passing Medicaid Expansion in 2018, the General Assembly forced Hanover County, where Scott serves as a Supervisor, and all the other counties across Virginia, to shoulder extra costs.

Starting next year, all localities in Virginia will be responsible for paying part of the costs of Medicaid Expansion while making sure they keep our taxes low and funding our schools at the levels required.

Abortion

Scott Wyatt is a pro-life social conservative. He has attended the National March for Life in DC consistently for a number of years. If elected he will be a solid pro-life vote.

Safety

Crime & Public Safety

As a Supervisor in Hanover County, Scott Wyatt has a strong record of support of our law enforcement, public safety, and EMT personnel. Law and order are essential for individuals to co-exist freely; these are essential functions of local government and the bedrock of a civil society. Local law enforcement is the second line of defense against crime, with the first line of defense being our Second Amendment rights.

2nd Amendment

Scott Wyatt is a fierce defender of our Second Amendment freedoms. He is a hunter and a Life Member of the NRA.

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