Al Peschke resides on his farm in Sussex County. He purchased the Wakefield tree farm in while stationed in Virginia with the U.S. Navy in 1989.
In June 1968, the day after graduating from high school, Al enlisted in the U.S. Navy. The Navy then provided a way for Al to attend college through the GI Bill. After graduation Al returned to the Navy as a commissioned officer, serving a total of 25 years.
Al Peschke grew up in Indiana. Al raised his daughter, Virginia, as a single father and is proud she chose to join the Army, where she now serves on active duty as a First Lieutenant.
B.S. in Accounting from Indiana State University
Al purchased his first farm in 1972 and he continues to run a tree farm today in Wakefield, VA. He bought the farm in 1989 while on active duty with the U.S. Navy.
In June 1968, the day after graduating from high school, Al enlisted in the Navy. After graduation Al returned to the Navy as a commissioned officer, serving a total of 25 years.
Al, is an Eagle Scout and has remained active with the Boy Scouts of America. He currently serves as Assistant Scoutmaster of Troop 471.
Al, is very active in his community, he serves on the Southside Virginia Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America, and formerly served on the Board of Directors for the Virginia Forestry Association.
Al believes that the people of the 75th District deserve a representative that will be an effective advocate for the region and ensure that Southside VA is represented.
As a small businessman, Al understands the challenges involved with running a business and making payroll. If elected to the House of Delegates Al would bring this experience with him and work to lower the tax burden on Virginia businesses and eliminate the bureaucratic red tape that slows job creation. Al knows the best way to create jobs is to reduce government spending and provide incentives to businesses to create long-term jobs in order to put Virginians back to work and get government out of the way of job creators.
Al wants to strengthen our economy and attract new businesses, entrepreneurs and startups to Virginia. He knows that it needs to be easier and more affordable for businesses to retain and hire new employees. That’s why he will fight to keep taxes low and reduce regulations that stand in the way of job creation. Al will work to cut the waste and bring more stability and certainty to our economy.
As a former naval officer Al learned the importance of integrity and believes that voters deserve the opportunity to be represented by someone who is dedicated to the public’s interest, not their own. He believes lawmakers and the government owe it to the taxpayers to be honest, and should be held accountable for their actions. Al will lead the fight in Richmond to make government more transparent and accountable. He will take advantage of new technologies to stay connected to the public and keep them informed of all legislative actions. Al strongly believes that taxpayers deserve to have all the information on how their money is being spent.
Source: Peschke (10/28/2013)