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 Emergency Department Registered Nurse, are members at Heritage Baptist Church off Lakeside Drive. We are to be married in April of 2023!

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.

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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.

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. Due to legislation from Richmond, my term runs from July 1, 2020 until December 31, 2024.

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.

Additional info

Council Committee & Assignments:

  • Physical Development Committee

  • Horizon Behavioural Health

  • Lynchburg Community Action Group (delegated)

  • Local Emergency Planning Committee

Community Organizations

  • Lynchburg Little League

  • Lynchburg City Republican Committee

  • Central Virginia Young Professionals

  • Virginia Economic Developer's Association

  • International Economic Development Council