RICHMOND, Va. -- Congressman A. Donald McEachin (D) has won Tuesday's primary in Virginia's 4th Congressional district, while Dr. Cameron Webb (D) won in the state's 5th district. Qasim Rashid (D) won in the 1st district.
McEachin, the incumbent, won with 80 percent of votes over challenger Cazel Levine. His district includes most of the area between Richmond and Hampton Roads.
Webb pulled in 68 percent of votes in the 5th district which includes counties located in the Piedmont, Blue Ridge Region and Fauquier County areas, stretching vertically across the state to the Virginia-North Carolina border.
Rashid won 52 percent of votes over Lavangelene Williams in the 1st district, which includes much of the Eastern side of the state including the city of Fredericksburg as well as Caroline, Prince William, Spotsylvania, and Stafford counties.
Congressman McEachin released the following statement:
“I want to thank the Democrats of Virginia’s Fourth Congressional District for their confidence and support. Together, we have made progress and, together, we will work to make Virginia and the nation an even more progressive and inclusive place.
“I will continue to fight for accessible affordable quality health care for all, for a strong public education system that ensures every child, no matter their race or zip code, is prepared for college or a good-paying job and I will continue to lead on the fight to address climate change for a healthier, inhabitable earth for our children and grandchildren. In these stressful times, I will continue to be on the forefront of supporting public health and fighting the systemic racial inequities that plague our nation, from housing and jobs to police brutality and environmental justice.
“I want to thank Ms. Levine for her spirited campaign. I remember, over twenty years ago, when I first put my name on a ballot. It’s daunting and I commend her for stepping forward. Now, I ask her to join us, to stay engaged and to help ensure that we move our Commonwealth and our nation forward in a just, equitable and progressive way.”