Bio

Hello! My name is Chris Faraldi and I have the distinct honor of representing Ward IV on the Lynchburg City Council.

 

I came to the Hill City via Liberty University in 2013, where I earned a B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies (with a focus on Government and Pastoral Leadership) and an M.A. in Executive Leadership. Currently, I live in the Wyndhurst area. 

Faith is most important to me.  As a son of a pastor, Christ is an integral piece of my life. I am very thankful for a family that helped me understand His gospel, and continues to further that relationship with my Saviour. Rachel, my fiance, and I are members at Heritage Baptist Church off of Lakeside Drive. 

It’s important you know your representative. For me, it’s pretty straightforward. I am a believer in Christ, a conservative, a young professional, a devoted outdoorsman, and a really over-the-top dog-dad.

I believe in Lynchburg's values: conservative principles, educational opportunity, safer communities, limited & effective government, and accountability. 

Professionally, I have extensive experience in public policy & relations, marketing, and website/social media development, with experiences ranging from Congress in Washington, representing our local business community in Richmond, and serving in the House of Delegates. 

For my day job, I serve as a Legislative Director in the Virginia House of Delegates for Delegate Chris Runion. I also operate two small businesses — a small digital marketing firm focusing on website development, content creation, and social media management; and a general notary public operation.

In my downtime, I am an avid fisherman and I love spending time outdoors with my dog, Duke. I enjoy baseball and football, and cheer on the Liberty Flames whenever I get the chance.

After receiving the most votes for a single candidate in the history of Ward IV, 1,569 votes -  61% of the vote - I am honored to have been elected to Lynchburg City Council in May of 2020. My term runs from July 1, 2020 until December 31, 2024.