Chris Peace

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Chris Peace
Member of the Virginia House of Delegates
from the 97th district
Assumed office
January 25, 2006
Preceded byRyan McDougle
Personal details
BornChristopher Kilian Peace
(1976-11-16) November 16, 1976 (age 41)
Richmond, Virginia, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Ashley Hopkins
ChildrenCamden and Henry
ResidenceMechanicsville, Virginia
Alma materHampden-Sydney College
University of Richmond
ProfessionLawyer
CommitteesAppropriations; General Laws; Health, Welfare and Institutions;
Websitewww.chrispeace.com

Christopher Kilian Peace (born November 16, 1976, in Richmond, Virginia) is an American politician of the Republican Party. Since 2006 he has been a member of the Virginia House of Delegates. He currently represents the 97th district in the Middle Peninsula, made up of New Kent County and parts of Hanover County and King William.[1] Peace serves on the prominent Appropriations, Health Welfare and Institutions, and General Laws Committees. He serves 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.[2]

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.

An avid history buff, Peace serves 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 serves as Chairman of the Virginia Commission on Youth,[3] Vice-chairman of the Virginia Indian Commemorative Commission,[4] member of the Commonwealth's Council for Childhood Success,[5] and is a member of the Virginia Bicentennial of the American War of 1812 Commission.[6]

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. In 2005, Style Weekly magazine named Peace one of the “Top 40 Under 40.” He is an alumnus of Leadership Metro Richmond and University of Virginia’s Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership. Sorensen presented Peace its 2008 alumni award for “Expression of Ideals.” Along with their daughter, Camden, son, Henry, and dog, Laney, Chris and his wife, Ashley, make their home in Mechanicsville and attend St. Peter's Episcopal Church in New Kent County, Virginia.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Virginia House of Delegates; Christopher Kilian Peace
  2. ^ "Virginia House of Delegates; Christopher K. Peace". Retrieved 2014-05-27.
  3. ^ "Virginia Commission on Youth, Members". Retrieved 2014-05-27.
  4. ^ "Virginia Indian Commemorative Commission". Retrieved 2014-05-27.
  5. ^ "Gov. McAuliffe Announces Council on Childhood Success Members". Retrieved 2014-09-12.
  6. ^ "Virginia Bicentennial of the American War of 1812 Commission". Retrieved 2014-05-27.

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