Chris is the son of a career naval officer, served himself in the Navy for 24 years, is married to a former marine, and currently has a son deployed to the Middle East. Chris and his wife Lisa, both Naval Academy graduates raised five children while moving from duty station to duty station. Chris Stolle understands the challenges our active duty members, retirees, veterans and their families face. Improving the quality of life for those who are currently serving and those who have served in the past, has, and will remain one of Chris’s key legislative priorities.
Dr. Stolle successfully carried the “Veteran’s Courts” bill to provide medical treatment options for veterans returning from war with untreated traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder. Delegate Stolle worked with state leaders for two years to pass legislation that has brought Virginia two new veteran’s care centers. Through Delegate Stolle’s efforts with city leaders, the Virginia Beach City Council voted to donate 25 acres of city land as the site for the Veterans Care Center in Hampton Roads. Dr. Stolle has also carried other legislation important to veterans which include: HB580 (2014) – Active duty military health care providers; practice at public and private health care facilities: HB893 (2014) – HB221 (2016) – Active duty health care providers at public or private health care facilities; HB760 (2010) – Establish the Veterans Skills Database; HB1118 (2010) – Allows individuals who receive payments from the Virginia Military Family Relief Fund to subtract them from their federal adjustable gross income; HB1691 (2011) – Provides for the program established by the Department of Veterans Services to monitor and coordinate mental health and rehabilitative services support for Veterans; HB1848 (2011) – Active Duty eligibility for in-state tuition charges. HB253 (2012) – Virginia Personnel Act – hiring preference for veterans; HB640 (2012) – Code of Virginia relating to the enrollment of children of military families into public schools; HB1497 (2013) – Participation in public school interscholastic programs by students in military families. HB576 (2014) – Virginia Military Survivors and Dependents Education Program. Chris serves on the Board of Veterans Services and is committed to ensuring Virginia is the most Veteran friendly state in the nation.
For his efforts in support of our Veterans, Chris received the Virginia Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) 2016 Legislator of the Year award and the Virginia Chamber of Commerce 2015 and 2016 Military and Veteran’s Advocacy award.