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October 2015 Edition
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My Exemplary Service to Hanover Residents

Virginia needs leaders who support smaller government and lead with principle, honesty, hard work, and experience. As a person of faith, I put service above self, and as Hanover's senior state Delegate, I have remained true to our values and helped make our community a better place to live, work, and raise a family.

Throughout my service, I have maintained an open door policy to constituents, and answer my own e-mails. I have always been present and available in the community, even while grocery shopping with two small children or at the Mechanicsville Post Office.  In addition to other events, I am hosting a Meet and Greet in Old Church. Click here for details and to RSVP
On November 3rd, I am asking voters for the privilege to continue to lead our District.
In just the past few years, I successfully championed several Hanover legislative priorities including a bill and budget amendment creating a new Career & Technical Education Governor's School and a $100,000 state grant for that effort. I was the only state representative to file a bill to ban the application of industrial sludge and successfully passed a measure to ensure that all local governments have the authority to provide for testing and monitoring of the land application of industrial sludge. Without this important legislation, local government had no authority on this issue as a Dillon Rule state. 

Previously, I successfully blocked tolls on I-95 and led the coalition to defeat the meals tax in Hanover. Maybe most meaningful to me, I partnered with Hanover Safe Place to reform Virginia's system of supporting victims of domestic and sexual violence.

Over the years, I have always been an active member of my Hanover community serving it in numerous volunteer capacities through these statewide and community groups: LEAD VA Statewide Board; Library of Virginia Foundation Statewide Board; Metro Richmond Habitat for Humanity Board; Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership Statewide Board; Hanover Republican Committee, Executive Committee; former Board member of the Hanover Association of Businesses/Chamber of Commerce; former Board member of the Hanover Safe Place; Hanover Ruritan Club; Mechanicsville Businessmen's Association; Sons of the American Revolution; Mechanicsville's Washington and Henry Fraternal Lodge and the Scottish Rite. Peace currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the St. John's Church Foundation, and the Board of Directors of the Richmond Justice Initiative, which advocates against the evils of human trafficking.

An attorney, I own my own law firm, and am an active member of the Virginia State Bar and the bar association of the District of Columbia. I 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, I established the Road to Revolution State Heritage Trail to honor the life and influence of Virginia's first governor Patrick Henry and those who played a role in liberating Virginia from Colonial rule. Trail markers can be seen across the Richmond region.
I also co-led the effort to publish the first comprehensive and objective history of Hanover County titled, Heritage and History of Hanover County and as a board member of the Hanover County Historical Society, I led the effort to create the Patrick Henry Leadership Award for those who have made significant contributions to Hanover's history. Prior to my public service in the legislature, I worked at McGuire Woods Consulting, a national public affairs and public relations firm, and began my public affairs career by working as a law clerk for the Richmond City Attorney and Virginia's Attorney General.
I graduated from St. Christopher's School, received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Hampden-Sydney College and earned my law degree from the University of Richmond. Along with our daughter, Camden, son, Henry, and dog, Laney, my wife, Ashley, and I, make our home in Old Church-Hanover.

The people of Hanover have consistently elected me to represent them as their Delegate to the Virginia General Assembly. Since earning this trust, I have worked hard to provide common sense, conservative solutions for the 97th District.   I am keeping my promise to the citizens of Hanover and ask for a vote for re-election on November 3rd.

Recent Endorsements


Endorsed by Cong. Dave Brat
Supported by small business


Endorsed by all 97th District Sheriffs


Endorsed by the NRA


Proud to have the support of local farmers and endorsed by Virginia AgPAC



Potential Severe Weather
Severe weather from two major storm systems is expected to impact the Commonwealth over the next several days. The Governor has declared a state of emergency ahead of the storms.
Forecasters are expecting as much as 8 to 10" of rain over the next 48 hours, and there is a possibility that Hurricane Joaquin will impact Virginia by early next week. Much of the Commonwealth has already seen significant rainfall in the last week, making the situation very serious.  
Absentee Ballot Information
If you will not be able to vote on Election Day, you may be eligible to vote absentee. There is a quick and easy website that you can use to apply to vote absentee. Here's what you need to do.
  1. Visit vote absentee Virginia
  2. Complete the simple, secure online application
  3. Cast your ballot when it arrives in the mail
vote Turnout in off year elections is very low and it is important that all of our supporters vote. If you won't be able to vote on Election Day, please make sure you apply to vote absentee.

You can also vote absentee in person, for November 3rd, at your local registrar's office through October 31, 2015.

Below is some information with dates and times the local registrar office will be open.

Wickham Building,
7497 County Complex Road
Hanover, VA 23069
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Sat: Oct. 24 and 31: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

King William:
180 Horse Landing Road
King William, VA 23086
Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sat: Oct. 24 and 31: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

New Kent:
7911 Courthouse Way, Suite 400
New Kent, VA 23124
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm.
Sat: Oct. 24 and 31: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Please Contact Me


TEAM Peace will deliver a yard sign to your home; please call my office so we may bring you a sign.  Additionally, we are going door to door regularly and welcome you to join us in your neighborhood.   Please contact my office for dates, times, and locations.  Finally, if you would like to make a contribution to my reelection efforts you may do so here.  


My office takes the responsibility of serving seriously. My staff and I are available during the week to assist you with your concerns.  Please continue to contact me whenever you have concerns or issues of importance to our community and the Commonwealth.


District Office:

Physical Address:

Battlefield Commons Building

8101 Vanguard Dr, Suite 150

Mechanicsville, VA 23111


Mailing Address:

PO Box 819

Mechanicsville, VA 23111


Phone: 804-730-3737