Elections

Delegate Peace announces re-election campaign for 97th District seat

Delegate Peace announces re-election campaign for 97th District seat

Del. Chris Peace, R-Hanover, will seek to continue to represent the 97th District in the House of Delegates.

Peace announced his campaign at a kickoff party in Mechanicsville Saturday.

Peace, a Hanover native, was first elected in 2006 and, if re-elected, this will be his eighth consecutive term.

In last year’s General Assembly session, Peace was a chief co-patron of a bill that made historical horse race wagering legal — leading to the revitalization of Colonial Downs in New Kent.

“I also filed a budget amendment to make the repaving of Route 60 in New Kent a priority for residents,” Peace said.

Peace said he has also worked locally and non-legislatively...

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