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Congressman Dave Brat Endorses Peake In 22nd
Republican State Senate candidate Mark Peake was endorsed today in the 22nd District State Senate Special Election by Congressman Dave Brat.
“Mark is a proven conservative who will represent the 22nd district well. I urge all my friends to vote Mark Peake in the January 10th Special Election,” Brat said. The special election is scheduled for Tuesday, January 10th to fill Congressman Tom Garrett’s unexpired term in the State Senate.
“I am honored to have earned Dave’s endorsement. The folks in Louisa and Goochland know him well, and the rest of the district may know him as one of Virginia’s strongest conservatives in Congress, and a fiscal watchdog on spending and waste in the budget,” Peake said.
Because of the makeup of the senate, control of the state senate hinges on the outcome of this race. If Republicans fail to win the race, the Democrats will be able to wield their tie-breaking vote on partisan lines to kill any and all legislation advanced out of the house and into the senate.
Brat added, “Republicans have had a great year electorally, and Virginia Republicans have an opportunity to achieve another victory in the upcoming Special Election – saving the Virginia Senate. Mark Peake is the only candidate on the January 10th ballot who will fight for our conservative values of limited government.”
“I am the only pro-life, pro-gun, pro-free markets, and pro-civil liberties candidate on the ballot. With the support our voters here in the 22nd, and Congressman Brat, I look forward to being able to carry the torch for those values and principles in our state senate,” Peake said.
Mark Peake resides in Lynchburg with his wife of twenty-one years, Lila, and their five children. A 1988 graduate of Washington and Lee Law School, Mark has practiced law in Lynchburg for nearly thirty years. Mark has consistently been involved in his local community, serving with numerous organizations including: Commonwealth Transportation Board, Lynchburg Regional Chamber of Commerce, Lynchburg Bar Association, Board of Directors of Lynchburg Youth & Prevention Services, and Lynchburg Republican Committee.