Chris Peace

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Chris Peace
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Virginia House of Delegates District 97
In office
January 25, 2006 - Present
Term ends
January 13, 2016
Years in position 9
Base salary$17,640/year
Per diem$135/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
First electedJanuary 2006
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sHampden-Sydney College
J.D.University of Richmond
Date of birth11/16/1976
Place of birthRichmond, VA
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Christopher K. Peace is a Republican member of the Virginia House of Delegates, representing District 97. He was first elected to the chamber in January 2006, taking office on January 25, 2006.


Peace earned his B.A. in English from Hampden-Sydney College and his J.D. from the University of Richmond. Peace worked as a Multi-state Government Relations Consultant and attorney.[1]

Committee assignments


At the beginning of the 2014 legislative session, Peace served on the following committees:

Virginia Committee Assignments, 2014
General laws, Vice-Chair
Health, Welfare and Institutions


In the 2012-2013 legislative session, Peace served on the following committees:


In the 2010-2011 legislative session, Peace served on the following committees:


Illegal immigrants in public colleges

Peace pre-filed a bill to be sure those who are in the United States illegally are not admitted to public colleges in Virginia.

"There’s wide-spread sentiment that public benefit should not be going to those who are here illegally," Peace said.

Peace said he is sponsoring the bill to ensure taxpayers are receiving the benefits of the tax dollars they pay into the state’s institutions of higher learning.

"We’re not trying to be mean-spirited here," he said. "We're trying to open our doors to Virginians."[2]

  • HB 1940 Open Education Resource Center Grant Fund; established, development of two-year pilot project.
  • HB 1942 Single-sex education; clarifies manner school boards may establish program in school division.
  • HB 2436 Assault and battery; penalty when against emergency room personnel.[3]



See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013

Peace won re-election in the 2013 election for Virginia House of Delegates District 97. Peace ran unopposed in the June 11 Republican primary. He was unopposed in the general election, which took place on November 5, 2013.[4]


See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2011

On November 8, 2011, Peace won re-election to District 97 of the Virginia House of Delegates. He was uncontested in the August 23 primary and ran unopposed in the November 8 general election.Cite error: Closing </ref> missing for <ref> tag


See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2009

In 2009, Peace was re-elected to the Virginia House of Delegates.[5]

Virginia House of Delegates General Election, District 97 (2009)
Candidates Votes
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Campaign donors


In 2011, Peace received $188,807 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[6]

Virginia House of Delegates 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Chris Peace's campaign in 2011
Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association$10,231
Virginia Medical Society$4,500
Virginia Trial Lawyers Association$3,500
Allen Allen Allen & Allen$3,000
Total Raised in 2011 $188,807


Listed below are the top five donors to Peace's 2009 campaign:[7]

Contributor 2009 total
Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association $4,500
Medical Society of Virginia $3,500
Allen Allen Allen and Allen $3,300
Virginia Association of Realtors $3,000
Virginia Optometric Association $2,790


Presidential preference


See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Chris Peace endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [8]


Peace and his wife, Ashley, have two children.

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