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Peake Wins Nomination Convincingly
Farmville, VA – Mark Peake won the Republican 22nd State Senate District Convention held at Hampden Sydney’s Kirk Athletic Center. After a floor fight that saw Steve “Doc” Troxel win the convention chairmanship in a test vote between the two sides, the convention ran quickly and smoothly as several statewide candidates gave speeches, including Ed Gillespie, Frank Wagner, Bryce Reeves, and John Adams.
Peake said, “I had an incredible team that worked tirelessly across the district to secure delegates to the convention.” The two sides waged an impressive convention battle with over 850 delegates registered and 456 delegates certified at the convention.
“I’m grateful to the folks who came here today to choose our next nominee. We came together as Republicans from across the 22nd District to choose a nominee and turn to the special election contest as a strong and united party so that we can maintain a majority in the state senate, and continue to advance our conservative principles,” Peake said.
After conceding the election, Peterson made a gracious appeal for party unity so that the party can win in Jan. Both sides agreed that it was imperative for the party and the nominee to retain the seat in order to preserve a slim 21-19 advantage in the state senate. Peake’s victory today clears the way for the largely Republican district to once again send a conservative Republican to Richmond.
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.