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Councilman Chris Faraldi is the Ward IV Representative on Lynchburg City Council. He is a young man devoted to Christ, his family, serving others, and making Lynchburg the best city it can be.

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Chris comes from a humble family. As the son of a pastor, Faith in Christ and activity in the church are strongly integrated with daily life. Chris' sister, Kara, is a Theater Education Teacher in Charlottesville, Virginia. His parents, Joe and Pat, reside in Barnegat, New Jersey, where Joe's ministry at Bayside Chapel continues to this day.


A two-time graduate of Liberty University, Chris has earned a Bachelor of Science in Government and a Master of Arts in Business.

In the past, Chris has been employed by Congressman Bob Goodlatte, Senators Chuck Grassley and Ted Cruz, as well as the Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance as their Director of Government Relations.

Chris is currently employed by the House of Delegates as a Legislative Director. He also owns and operates a small digital marketing and consulting business.



Due to lockdowns and shutdowns for the better part of 2020, the Faraldi campaign had to get creative and brought 21st Century campaign strategies to Lynchburg. This enabled Chris' conservative message to spread throughout the district and the city at large in strong form.

Even during the height of the COVID-19 narrative, Chris was elected in 2020 with over 61% of the vote, securing the most votes for a single candidate in the history of the district.

Chris' term began July 1, 2020, and will be until December 31st, 2024.


After two years of dating, Chris proposed to Rachel on December 4th, 2021.

From Salem, Virginia, Rachel came to Lynchburg via Liberty University where she studied graphic design and marketing. After owning a photography business, she decided to return to school so she could "help" people. Two years later, Rachel graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and currently works in the Emergency Department at Roanoke Memorial. 

Chris and Rachel will be married in April of 2023.

Together, they both enjoy traveling, uncovering the next eatery, playing board games, cheering on the Liberty Flames, and daily loving on a seven-year-old rescue from the Lynchburg Humane Society named Duke. 


Additional info

Council Leadership:

Vice Mayor, 2023-2024

Council Committee & Board Assignments:

  • Physical Development Committee

  • Horizon Behavioural Health

  • Lynchburg Community Action Group

  • Local Emergency Planning Committee

  • State Executive Council for Children's Services (Governor's Appointment)

Community Organizations

  • Lynchburg Little League

  • Lynchburg City Republican Committee

  • Central Virginia Young Professionals

  • Virginia Economic Developer's Association

  • International Economic Development Council

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