Summary

The 8th district is based in northern Virginia and encompasses the inner Washington, D.C. suburbs, including Arlington, Alexandria, and Falls Church. The incumbent is Democrat Don Beyer, who was re-elected with 75.8% of the vote in 2020.

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Predictions

SourceRankingAs of
The Cook Political Report[13]Solid DDecember 28, 2021
Inside Elections[14]Solid DFebruary 8, 2022
Sabato’s Crystal Ball[15]Safe DJanuary 4, 2022
Politico[16]Solid DApril 5, 2022
RCP[17]Safe DJune 9, 2022

Don Beyer

Current Position: US Representative for US House District 8 since 2015
Affiliation: Democrat
Candidate: 2022 US Representative
Former Position(s): Lt. Governor from 1990 – 1998

Congressman Don Beyer is serving his third term as the U.S. Representative from Virginia’s 8th District, representing Arlington, Alexandria, Falls Church, and parts of Fairfax County. He serves on the House Committees on Ways and Means and Science Space and Technology, and is a Co-Chair of the New Democrat Coalition’s Climate Change Task Force. He was the Lieutenant Governor of Virginia from 1990 to 1998, and was Ambassador to Switzerland and Liechtenstein under President Obama.

Rep. Beyer’s signature work as lieutenant governor included advocacy for Virginians with disabilities and ensuring protections for Virginia’s most vulnerable populations as the Commonwealth reformed its welfare system in the mid-1990s. Rep. Beyer was Virginia’s Democratic nominee for governor in 1997.

For more information, go to this Don Beyer post.

Karina Lipsman

Current Position: US Representative
Affiliation: Republican
Candidate: 2022 US Senator for District 8

Karina Lipsman is a refugee immigrant from Odessa, Ukraine who has lived the American Dream and wants to ensure that dream is available to ALL Northern Virginians!

Her campaign is focused on delivering common sense solutions to Washington to achieve common goals for all. Those goals: more money in your wallets, preserve your retirement and savings accounts, lowering energy costs, combating inflation, and protecting our children.

Our current elected officials do not understand our struggles, feel the impacts of inflation, or represent the diversity of our district.

For more information, go to this post.