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VaNews for 2019 House of Delegates - District 97 - Regular General



GOP NOMINEE SCOTT WYATT AND SPEAKER KIRK COX URGE REPUBLICANS TO UNITE AND FOCUS ON NOVEMBER

By ANDREW CAIN, Richmond Times-Dispatch (Metered Paywall - 5 articles a month)

Scott Wyatt, the GOP nominee in the 97th House District, on Tuesday urged Republicans to look forward and unite now that Del. Chris Peace has dropped his bid to retain the seat. “I wish him well and I want to thank him for his service,” to the district, Wyatt said of Peace in a brief telephone interview.

VaNews July 3, 2019



PEACE DROPS EFFORT TO KEEP SEAT IN 97TH, SAYS WYATT WILL HELP PROTECT GOP MAJORITY

By ANDREW CAIN, Richmond Times-Dispatch (Metered Paywall - 5 articles a month)

Del. Chris Peace, R-Hanover, announced Monday night that he is abandoning his bid to hold the 97th District seat in the House of Delegates after losing a contentious nomination battle to Hanover County Supervisor Scott Wyatt.

VaNews July 2, 2019



STATE ELECTION OFFICIALS CERTIFY SCOTT WYATT AS GOP NOMINEE IN VIRGINIA'S 97TH HOUSE RACE

By MEL LEONOR, Richmond Times-Dispatch (Metered Paywall - 5 articles a month)

State election officials on Friday sanctioned Hanover Supervisor Scott Wyatt as the Republican nominee for the 97th House district anchored in Hanover. The decision by the board on Friday dealt a critical blow to efforts by Republican Del. Chris Peace to hold onto his seat through a heated nomination fight months in the making.

VaNews July 1, 2019



RPV: WYATT IS THE 97TH NOMINEE

By JIM RIDOLPHI, Mechanicsville Local

In what appears to be the final -- and perhaps definitive -- statement by the Republican Party of Virginia regarding a contentious 97th District House of Delegate nomination process, the GOP’s State Central Committee ruled on Saturday, June 22, to validate a May 4 Convention that selected Scott Wyatt as the party’s nominee. Party officials said they would submit Wyatt’s name to the state’s Board of Elections on Monday, June 24, eliminating any confusion as to who will represent the Republican candidate this November.

VaNews June 25, 2019



HIGHEST BODY OF VA. GOP AFFIRMS WYATT AS NOMINEE IN 97TH; PEACE 'KEEPING ALL OPTIONS ON THE TABLE'

By MEL LEONOR, Richmond Times-Dispatch (Metered Paywall - 5 articles a month)

The highest body of the Republican Party of Virginia voted overwhelmingly Saturday to affirm Scott Wyatt as the party's nominee in the 97th House of Delegates district anchored in Hanover County. Wyatt's anointment by the GOP's State Central Committee represents the last word from party leaders on the chaotic contest ...

VaNews June 24, 2019



TIDEWATER LOCALITIES FOCUS ON BROADBAND, GROUND AND STORMWATER MANAGEMENT IN LEGISLATIVE AGENDAS

By ASHLEY LUCK, Tidewater Review

With the 2019 General Assembly session set to start in January, localities have discussed their concerns on broadband access and ground and stormwater management with representatives. Government officials from King William and West Point, New Kent and King and Queen counties are looking to Del. Chris Peace, R-Mechanicsville, and Del. Keith Hodges, R-Urbanna, to help them address these issues.

VaNews January 4, 2019



MEDICAID EXPANSION ADDS LAYER OF UNCERTAINTY TO 2019 GENERAL ASSEMBLY ELECTIONS

By GRAHAM MOOMAW, Richmond Times-Dispatch (Access to this article limited to subscribers)

After the Virginia General Assembly expanded Medicaid, tea party activists in conservative Hanover County gave their roadside billboards a refresh. “THE PEACE BETRAYAL!,” reads the headline on a bright-yellow sign next to a corn field near Mechanicsville, the first of several displays in the works meant to sound the alarm over Republican Del. Chris Peace’s vote for Medicaid expansion.

VaNews July 23, 2018