|Member of the Virginia House of Delegates|
from the 97th district
January 25, 2006 – January 8, 2020
|Preceded by||Ryan McDougle|
|Succeeded by||Scott Wyatt|
Christopher Kilian Peace
November 16, 1976
Richmond, Virginia, U.S.
|Residence(s)||Mechanicsville, Virginia, U.S.|
|Alma mater||Hampden-Sydney College|
University of Richmond
|Committees||Appropriations; General Laws; Health, Welfare and Institutions;|
From 2006-2019 Peace was a member of the Virginia House of Delegates. He represented the 97th district in the Middle Peninsula, made up of New Kent County and parts of Hanover County and King William. Peace served on the prominent Appropriations, Health Welfare and Institutions, and General Laws Committees. He served as Vice-chair of the General Laws Committee, Chair of the General Laws Sub-committee on Housing, and Chair of the Appropriations Sub-committee on Transportation.
Prior to his public service in the legislature, Peace worked at McGuire Woods Consulting, a national public affairs and public relations firm. He began his public affairs career by working as a legislative aide in the Virginia House of Delegates and as a law clerk for the Richmond City Attorney and Virginia Attorney General.
Currently Peace owns his own law firm and is an active member of the Virginia State Bar and the bar association of the District of Columbia. He has taught legal studies as an adjunct professor of legal studies at Virginia Commonwealth University’s Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs.
Positions and appointments
An avid history buff, Peace served as the executive director of Historic Polegreen Church Foundation, a historic preservation non-profit foundation, and established the Road to Revolution State Heritage Trail to honor the life and influence of Virginia’s first governor Patrick Henry. Peace served as Chairman of the Virginia Commission on Youth, Vice-chairman of the Virginia Indian Commemorative Commission, member of the Commonwealth's Council for Childhood Success, and was a member of the Virginia Bicentennial of the American War of 1812 Commission.
Awards and recognition
In 2005, Style Weekly magazine named Peace one of the “Top 40 Under 40.”
Sorensen presented Peace its 2008 alumni award for “Expression of Ideals.”
- Virginia House of Delegates; Christopher Kilian Peace
- "Former Virginia House of Delegates; Christopher K. Peace". Retrieved 2014-05-27.
- "Virginia Commission on Youth, Members". Retrieved 2014-05-27.
- "Virginia Indian Commemorative Commission". Retrieved 2014-05-27.
- "Gov. McAuliffe Announces Council on Childhood Success Members". Retrieved 2014-09-12.
- "Virginia Bicentennial of the American War of 1812 Commission". Archived from the original on 2014-10-31. Retrieved 2014-05-27.
- "Chris Peace Delegate for the 97th District". Retrieved 2014-05-27.