Donald McEachin, the congressman representing Virginia’s 4th congressional district, has died, in response to a press release from his workplace. He was 61.
“We are all devastated at the passing of our boss and friend, Congressman Donald McEachin,” the consultant’s chief of employees, Tara Rountree, stated in a press release. “Valiantly, for years now, we have watched him fight and triumph over the secondary effects of his colorectal cancer from 2013. Tonight, he lost that battle, and the people of Virginia’s Fourth Congressional District lost a hero who always, always fought for them and put them first.”
Rountree stated the late congressman’s workplace would stay open till a brand new consultant is elected.
McEachin was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2016. He had simply gained reelection within the November midterms a couple of weeks earlier than his loss of life.
McEachin had beforehand served within the Virginia Senate from 2008 to 2017 and within the Virginia House of Delegates two instances from 1996 to 2002 after which once more from 2006 to 2008.
Senator Mark Warner of Virginia stated in a press release that “up until the very end, Don was a fighter. Even though he battled cancer and faced other trials in recent years, he never lost his focus on social and environmental justice. Tonight, Virginia has lost a great leader and I have lost a great friend.”