McEachin wins reelection to Congress

Don McEachin
Posted at 9:11 AM, Nov 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-04 12:59:17-05

WASHINGTON - Democrat Donald McEachin has won reelection to U.S. House in Virginia's 4th Congressional District, according to the Associated Press.

With most of the ballots counted, Rep. McEachin held a 61% -39% over challenger Republican Leon Benjamin.

McEachin, 59, has held the seat since first winning it in the 2016 election.

“I want to thank the good folks of Virginia’s Fourth Congressional District for their continued confidence in me and for their resounding support," he said in an emailed statement. "I commit to continuing to serve their needs by working to address this frightening pandemic, supporting public health, rebuilding our economy, striving to eliminate systemic racism, addressing the urgent climate crisis and creating a country that truly offers opportunity, justice and equity for all."

Prior to his time in Congress, the Richmond-area lawyer served in the Virginia State Senate and House of Delegates.

The 4th Congressional District covers portions Chesterfield, Richmond, Henrico and stretches south and east to the Tri-Cities, Prince George, Southampton, Surry, Sussex, and Chesapeake.