US Representative Donald McEachin dies at age 61
Wednesday, November 30, 2022
Aston Donald McEachin, first elected to Congress in 2016, was born on October 10, 1961 in, , while his father was assigned there for the . McEachin attended , earning a bachelor's degree in political history in 1982, before enrolling in the and earning a there in 1986. He also received a from in 2008. After graduating from law school, McEachin was a private practice attorney.
McEachin was a member of thefrom 1996 to 2002 and 2006 to 2008; he then served in the from 2008 to 2016.
US Representative Bobby Scott, also a Virginia Democrat and the second African American the state elected to the US House, noted that McEachin was “the first African-American nominee of a major party for.”
In 2016, McEachin was elected to the US House from Richmond. He was reelected to a fourth term in ., which is centered around the state capital of
McEachin advocated for, preserving civil rights, and reducing firearm violence during his time in Congress.
His office's statement continued, “Valiantly for years now, we have watched him fight and triumph over the secondary effects of hisfrom 2013...Tonight, he lost that battle.”
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