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Message from Chris
Oath of Office, January 13, 2016
Important Information for Winter Storm Preparation

Please be aware that winter weather is expected to impact Central Virginia this weekend. This storm could bring significant accumulations of snow and high winds. This could bring down trees, limbs, and power lines, causing widespread power outages and making travel difficult. 

I encourage you all to use caution. The following information should help you prepare for the storm. 

Dominion Power

Earlier this week, Dominion crews began to actively plan necessary personnel and resources in anticipation for severe winter weather. Their crews, personnel, and employees are gearing up to respond to this storm. 
Dominion also encourages customers across its service area to prepare now for possible power outages that could occur as early as Friday morning from heavy snow and wind moving through the area. It would be beneficial to bookmark their new online map that makes it easier to tract power outages and restoration progress. 

Winter Weather Driving Tips and other Preparations
  • Monitor your local news sources for the latest weather conditions
  • Prepare your car for winter driving conditions, including having an emergency kit in your car. 
  • Prepare your home for winter weather conditions in case of power outages. 
  • Before getting behind the wheel, call 511, go to or download the 511 mobile app to get the latest road condition information. 
  • You can also call 800-FOR-ROAD (800-367-7623) to report road hazards or ask road-related questions at VDOT's 24-hour Customer Service Center
  • When driving, give yourself extra time to reach your destination, leave plenty of driving room between you and the vehicle ahead and slow down. 
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A statewide network of weather sensors in roadways and bridges, plus mobile video data platforms, allows crews to quickly identify when and where road surfaces might be freezing. 

If you have any need for assistance and/or if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call me at 804-730-3737 or email me at

Please take the time to prepare for the weather conditions this weekend and stay safe. 

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VCTA "Cable Reports" Hanover Edition featuring Delegate Chris Peace


97th Healthcare Provider Receives State Grant

- Community clinic receives funds to provide medications to uninsured in King William -
Delegate Christopher K. Peace (R-Mechanicsville) is delighted to announce that grant funding was recently awarded by the Virginia Health Care Foundation (VHCF) to provide medical services to uninsured residents of King William County. 
This recent grant of $36,567 which VHCF has awarded to Gloucester-Mathews Care Clinic for a Medication Assistance Caseworker who will obtain free prescription medicines for uninsured chronically ill patients from Essex, King and Queen, and King William. 
"The rising cost of healthcare in this country means that some people must choose between buying medicine or buying food.  Providing free prescription medications to chronically ill patients who cannot afford to buy their medicine will aid greatly in improving quality of life," asserted Peace.  "Many chronic medical conditions such as diabetes and hypertension are preventable and may be managed with an appropriate drug regimen."
During its 24 years VHCF has had an impact upon the health of uninsured residents in the 97th District through $335,640 in primary care grants and serving of 12,569 patients.  Additionally, VHCF has filled 23,175 prescriptions for 1,675 patients through The Pharmacy Connection (TPC) which equates to $10.9 million in free prescription medicines.  
The Virginia Health Care Foundation is a nonprofit organization that funds innovative initiatives to increase access to primary health care for uninsured and medically underserved Virginians, and strengthen Virginia's health care safety net.  VHCF was initiated in 1992 by the Virginia General Assembly and its Joint Commission on Health Care.  
Peace Floor Remarks on COPN Reform

"I ask, shouldn't private industry such as a for-profit hospital be able to make up its own mind about how to invest in expansion of services into new areas? The COPN system in Virginia may be past its sell by date. I will continue to stand firm in my support of reform on behalf of my constituents and friends across the Commonwealth."

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Working together, we have accomplished many things for our community and our Commonwealth.  As we begin the 2016 legislative session, I hope you will take a few moments to share with me your thoughts on some of the issues facing the General Assembly.


Thank you in advance for taking the time to complete this questionnaire as constituent input is very important to me. Please do not hesitate to contact me if I can be of assistance.


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For questions or concerns, I may be reached at 804-698-1097 or via e-mail at 

I have had many visitors from home this week at the General Assembly. I was delighted to receive visits from Mechanicsville residents Katharine Bond, Mike Boehme, Eddie Hinton, Nicole Kemp, Robert Barnette, Don Wells, Katheleen Mack, Sandy Sanders, Greg Reid, Jenn Hoakiko, Richard and Anna Haas, Shawn Coble, Jim Bodamer, Raymond Hagenbuck, Chuck Williamson, James Merritt, Amanda DeGroudy, Bob Bradshaw, Henry Davis, and Richard Snider.  

I enjoyed speaking with Laura Shreaves, David Hoover, and Mike Embrey of King William County about matters of importance to their community.   A number of New Kent residents 
stopped by my office to discuss issues relating to their various professional organizations,  Bob King, Kristin White, David Swynford, and Elizabeth Critz of Quinton, John Heckman and  Courtney Jamerson of Lanexa, Chris Burgess of New Kent.   

As always, I look forward to more smiling faces from home next week.  If you are planning a visit during session, stop by and visit, I am in Room 820 of the General Assembly Building.
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My office takes the responsibility of serving seriously. My staff is available during the week to assist you with your concerns; I am also readily available. I encourage you to contact us. Please continue to contact me whenever you have concerns or issues of importance to our community and the Commonwealth.
 I may be reached at:
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Phone: 804-698-1097
Fax; 804-698-6797
Mailing Address:
PO Box 819
Mechanicsville, VA 23111