Donald McEachin

Summary

Current Position: US Representative for US House District 4 since 2017
Affiliation: Democrat

Mission Statement: N/A

About

Donald McEachin

Source: Government page

Congressman A. Donald McEachin (VA-04) was first elected to represent the 4th Congressional District of Virginia in the United States House of Representatives on November 8, 2016.

Congressman McEachin has been selected by his colleagues to serve as a Regional Whip, co-chair of the House Democratic Environmental Message Team, Whip of the Congressional Black Caucus, co-chair of the Congressional Black Caucus’ Energy, Environment, and Agriculture Task Force, and vice-chair of the Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition (SEEC). During his first term in Congress, Rep. McEachin co-founded the United for Climate and Environmental Justice Congressional Task Force and continues to lead the task force as a co-chair.

Rep. McEachin represents his constituents, and the Commonwealth of Virginia, as a member of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce (E&C), the House Committee on Natural Resources (Natural Resources), and the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis. As a member of E&C, McEachin sits on the Environment and Climate Change, the Communications and Technology, and the Energy subcommittees. As a member of Natural Resources, McEachin sits on the Energy and Mineral Resources as well as the Oversight and Investigations subcommittees.

Rep. McEachin is the son of an Army veteran and a public-school teacher who was raised in the area that he now proudly represents in Congress. Prior to his service in Congress, Rep. McEachin served as a legislator in both chambers of Virginia’s General Assembly. Throughout that time, he fought to protect our most vulnerable citizens — and to defend the rights of all Virginians. Rep. McEachin is a dedicated public servant who leads efforts that will promote equality, curb gun violence, protect our environment, and preserve access to affordable health care.

Rep. McEachin graduated from American University with a degree in Political Science and from the University of Virginia School of Law. In May of 2008, he received his Master of Divinity from The Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University.

Rep. McEachin has always stood up for working Virginians, families and children in need. After practicing with several law firms in Richmond, Rep. McEachin and Donald Gee formed McEachin and Gee, in 1990. The McEachin and Gee Law Firm successfully helped many Virginians receive the resources they needed after accidents or injury.

Rep. McEachin is very active in the community and is a lifetime member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. and the NAACP. Rep. McEachin is also a member of the Virginia State Bar and the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association.

Rep. McEachin and his lovely wife Colette are the parents of three adult children. Colette is also an attorney with extensive experience, presently working in the Richmond City Commonwealth’s Attorney’s office.

Experience

Work Experience

  • Lawyer
    McEachin and Gee Law Firm

Education

  • JD
    University of Virginia School of Law
  • BA, Political Science
    American University
  • Master of Divinity
    The Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University
    2008

Personal

Membership & Affiliation

  • Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
  • NAACP
  • Virginia State Bar and the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association

Contact

Email:

Offices

Washington, DC Office
314 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: 202-225-6365
Fax: 202-226-1170

Central Virginia Office
Central Virginia Office
110 North Robinson Street
Suite 401
Richmond, VA 23220
Phone: 804-486-1840
Fax: 804-269-4139

Hampton Roads Office
131 N. Saratoga Street
Suite B
Suffolk, VA 23434
Phone: 757-942-6050

Web

Government Pages, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram

Politics

Recent Elections

2018 US Representative

Donald McEachin (D)187,64262.58%
Ryan A. McAdams (R)107,70635.92%
Peter J. "Pete" Wells (L)4,2331.41%
Write In2730.09%
TOTAL299,854

2016 US Representative

Donald McEachin (D)200,13657.7%
Michael L. Wade (R)145,73142.0%
Write In (D)8320.2%
TOTAL346,699

Source: Campaign

Finances

MCEACHIN, ASTON DONALD has run in 8 races for public office, winning 7 of them. The candidate has raised a total of $3,893,623.

Source: Follow the Money

Committees

Committees

House Committee on Energy and Commerce,
Select Committee on the Climate Crisis
House Committee on Natural Resources

Subcommittees

Subcommittee on Communications and Technology
Subcommittee on Energy
Subcommittee on Environment and Climate Change

Voting Record

See: Vote Smart

New Legislation

Source: Ballotpedia

Issues

Congress

For more on Congressional issues, see this page.

News

Source: Government

Press Releases

Twitter

Facebook

Videos

Speeches

Rep. McEachin Questions Witnesses During Natural Resources’ First Climate Change Hearing
Published on February 7, 2019

Congressman A. Donald McEachin (VA-04) questioned Reverend Lennox Yearwood, the President of the Hip-Hop Caucus, and Elizabeth Yeampierre, the Executive Director of UPROSE, during Natural Resources Committee hearing on Climate Change about the widespread threat of climate change, and the need for inclusivity in the green agenda.

YouTube Channel

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