Mark Peake

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Mark Peake
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Candidate for
Virginia Senate District 22
Bachelor'sVirginia Tech, 1985
J.D.Washington & Lee, 1988
Place of birthRoanoke, Virginia
ProfessionAttorney/Small businessman
Personal website
Mark Peake was a 2011 Republican candidate for District 22 of the Virginia State Senate.

Peake graduated from Virginia Tech in 1985. He went on to receive a law degree from Washington & Lee in 1988.

Peake is a small businessman and has been an attorney for 23 years.



See also: Virginia State Senate elections, 2011

Peake ran in the 2011 election for Virginia Senate District 22. He was defeated by Thomas Garrett in the primary on August 23, 2011.[1][2]

Virginia State Senate Republican Primary, 2011
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngThomas Garrett 25.9% 3,239
Brian Bates 24.6% 3,068
Mark Peake 22.5% 2,809
Bryan Rhode 20.5% 2,560
Claudia Tucker 6.5% 806
Total Votes 12,482


Campaign themes

Peake discusses the following issues on his campaign website:

  • Creating Jobs
Excerpt: "As your Senator, Mark will pass legislation that makes Virginia an attractive place to do business."
  • Cutting Wasteful Spending
Excerpt: "Mark believes that Virginia has a spending problem, not a revenue problem, and will work to cut back wasteful government expenditures and help balance the budget by limiting the scope of government."
  • Keeping Taxes Low
Excerpt: "In these difficult economic times, businesses can only prosper when taxes are low."
  • Education
Excerpt: "Virginia needs well-trained teachers and high academic to make our children competitive in a global workforce. "
  • Protecting the Sanctity of Marriage and the Unborn
Excerpt: "Mark is committed to our conservative principles that value the true definition of marriage as between one man and one woman."
  • Defending Our 2nd Amendment Rights
Excerpt: "The people of Virginia have the right to defend themselves. Mark opposes putting limits on our ability to legally purchase and possess firearms. "


Peake and his wife Lila have five children.

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