Letter to the Editor: Chris Peace deserves to be reelected
As a resident of the 97th House of Delegates District, I feel compelled to speak up about the current Republican nomination process. Knowing our Delegate Chris Peace since the 2007 election, I can tell you that he has always been a strong, conservative voice for the people of New Kent, King William, and Hanover.
Delegate Peace has many legislative accomplishments which further reflect a faithful, public servant who works diligently to get the job done. He stepped up as a leader when New Kent needed to be reopen and when Route 60 needed repaving. When our community was told by state officials it could not have a new emergency room, Chris Peace fought for us and won. He also helped with the opening of a DMV Select five years ago.
Del. Peace has stood strong for our Constitution. He has an unwavering commitment to our second amendment rights and for the lives of the unborn.
With a stellar conservative record, why is Del. Peace being challenged for his Republican nomination this year? The answer is Medicaid Expansion, which passed in early 2018. Many people who know of Del. Peace’s conservative record wonder why he voted for this legislation, especially after he voted no on the issue every time it came up prior to 2018. After research, I concluded he did the right thing for right reasons.
As a leader for our community, Chris was faced with a difficult decision to make. He stepped up on a controversial issue and instead of voting “no”, he helped created a Republican plan to implement a co-pay and work requirement for new Medicaid recipient, a plan that will save taxpayers $386 million dollars within the first two years.
As voters, please join me in supporting Del. Peace, who is our conservative voice in Richmond standing strong on protecting life, our second amendment, and lowering taxes.
Laura M. Ecimovic