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VaNews for 2019 State Senate - District 22 - Regular General


Newman, Peake back state budget request to begin paying off outstanding debt at CVTC

By JUSTIN FAULCONER, News & Advance (Metered Paywall - 18 articles a month)

As the Central Virginia Training Center edges closer to closure this summer, two area lawmakers are pushing for a state budget amendment that aims to begin the process of paying off the outstanding debt on the Amherst County facility’s newer buildings.

VaNews January 20, 2020


Legislators tour Amherst career, technical education offerings; discuss issues with school board

By JUSTIN FAULCONER, Amherst New Era Progress

A month before they head to Richmond for the upcoming General Assembly session, three Amherst County-area state legislators received an up-close look at Amherst County High School’s career and technical education offerings during a Dec. 4 visit. Sen. Mark Peake, R-Lynchburg; Del. Ronnie Campbell, R-Rockbridge and Wendell Walker, who on Nov. 5 was elected to the House District 23 seat, took part in the tour

VaNews December 13, 2019


Legislators debrief Lynchburg-area business leaders ahead of General Assembly

By RACHEL SMITH, News & Advance (Metered Paywall - 18 articles a month)

Ahead of the Jan. 8 start of the 2020 Virginia General Assembly, local legislators met Tuesday morning with about 75 Lynchburg-area business leaders to brief them about what changes could come in the spring and how their businesses could be affected. Sen. Mark Peake, R-Lynchburg; Sen. Steve Newman, R-Bedford County; Del. Kathy Byron, R-Bedford; and Delegate-elect Wendell Walker, who in November was elected to represent Virginia’s 23rd House District, spoke about upcoming issues at the biannual Politics and Pancakes breakfast

VaNews December 4, 2019


Now in the minority, incumbent GOP senators sweep polls in Lynchburg area

By RACHEL MAHONEY, News & Advance (Metered Paywall - 18 articles a month)

Republicans have kept a firm hold on the two state Senate seats decided by Lynchburg-area voters, but they’ll be meeting in a statehouse that’s flipped blue. In his first regular election cycle race, Sen. Mark Peake, R-Lynchburg, held his position from first-time Democratic challenger Dakota Claytor.

VaNews November 7, 2019


State Candidates Speak in Fluvanna

By HEATHER MICHON, Fluvanna Review

Four candidates for the General Assembly whose districts include Fluvanna County met at the school administration building in Palmyra on Monday night (Oct 21). In attendance were incumbents Sen. Mark Peake (R-22nd) and Del. Rob Bell (R-58th) and challengers Elizabeth Alcorn, Democratic candidate for Bell’s 58th District seat, and Mike Asip, Democratic candidate for the 65th District.

VaNews November 1, 2019


Republicans hold fall picnic to rally Fluvanna base

By TRICIA JOHNSON, Fluvanna Review

About 80 Fluvanna Republicans gathered under stormy skies at Pleasant Grove on Saturday, Sept. 28, for their party’s annual fall picnic. Attendees heard speeches from Delegates Rob Bell and Lee Ware, state Senator Mark Peake, and Kim Hyland, who is campaigning for the office of Fluvanna Treasurer.

VaNews October 4, 2019


Officials discuss fiscal challenges ahead of '19 General Assembly session

By JUSTIN FAULCONER, Amherst New Era Progress

The outlook of Virginia’s economy and its trickle-down effect on Amherst County, unfunded state mandates and education spending were among various topics county and school officials discussed with two local state legislators last Tuesday. Sen. Mark Peake, R-Lynchburg, and Del. Scott Garrett, R-Lynchburg, who both represent Amherst County in the Virginia General Assembly, met jointly with the board of supervisors and school board last week.

VaNews November 30, 2018


Election bill designed to clear up where residents who live on county lines vote

Central Virginian

A legislator who represents the eastern end of Louisa County in the General Assembly plans to prioritize straightening out where some voters on the county’s borders cast their ballots. Sen. Mark Peake said he is part of a group of officials who will present an elections bill in this winter’s assembly session

VaNews October 12, 2018


Senate 22 special election candidates cross district to round up support

By ALEX ROHR, News & Advance (Metered Paywall - 18 articles a month)

Three candidates have less than a month to convince voters of Senate District 22 they should replace Tom Garrett as he heads to Congress. While Lynchburg attorney Mark Peake, the Republican nominee, started running early this year, longtime law enforcement officer Ryant Washington, a Democrat, and independent engineering consultant Joseph Hines are just getting started. The special election will be held Jan. 10, the day before the General Assembly goes into session. Senate District 22 includes eastern Lynchburg, all of Amherst and Appomattox counties and stretches to Goochland County.

VaNews December 16, 2016


Representatives address jobs, economy at Altavista chamber event

By ALEX ROHR, News & Advance (Metered Paywall - 18 articles a month)

At a legislative breakfast featuring elected representatives for three levels of government, Campbell County Supervisor Stan Goldsmith asked what he should talk about. “Jobs,” called a voice from the back near eggs, biscuits and muffins. Returning jobs to small towns like Altavista and improving economic prospects hampered by declining manufacturing jobs underlined each short speech by local, state and congressional officials ... who spoke before the Altavista Area Chamber of Commerce.

VaNews August 25, 2016