US House District 4

VA House District #4


District Description: Taking in most of the area between Richmond and Hampton Roads, it covers all or part of the counties of Charles City, Chesterfield, Dinwiddie, Greensville, Henrico, Prince George, Southampton, Surry, and Sussex, and all or part of the independent cities of Chesapeake, Colonial Heights, Emporia, Hopewell, Petersburg, Richmond and Suffolk.

RepresentativeDon McEachin (D)

2018 Election Results:
Don McEachin (D) 62.5% – 186,311
Ryan McAdams  (R) 36.1% –  107,566
Pete Wells (Libertarian) 1.4% – 4,175
Write-in votes 0.1% – 230
Total votes: 298,282

Washington DC Office:
27 Independence Ave SE, Cannon Bldg
Washington, DC 20003
Phone: 202-225-6365

Central Virginia Office:
110 North Robinson Street Suite 401
RichmondVA 23220
Phone: 804-486-1840

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

Email: Contact Form  Meeting Request  Appearance Request


From Wikipedia

The Virginia Legislature’s 2012 redistricting of the adjacent 3rd district was found unconstitutional and replaced with a court-ordered redistricting on January 16 2016 for the 2016 elections.

District Analysis

The 2018 Cook Partisan Voter Index for this district was D+10, meaning that in the previous two presidential elections, this district’s results were 10 percentage points more Democratic than the national average. This made Virginia’s 4th Congressional District the 122nd-most Democratic nationally.

FiveThirtyEight’s elasticity score for states and congressional districts measured “how sensitive it is to changes in the national political environment.” Heading into the election, this district’s elasticity score was 1.03. This means that for every 1 point the national political mood moved toward a party, the district was expected to move 1.03 points toward that party.

See also: The Cook Political Report’s Partisan Voter Index and FiveThirtyEight’s elasticity scores

Recent Election Results

From Ballotpedia
More from VPAP

Heading into the election, Ballotpedia rated this race as safely Democratic. Donald McEachin (D) defeated Mike Wade (R) in the general election on November 8, 2016. McEachin defeated Ella P. Ward in the Democratic primary, while Wade defeated Jackee Gonzalez to win the Republican nomination. The primary elections took place on June 14, 2016. Incumbent Randy Forbes (R) chose to seek re-election in the 2nd District instead of the 4th after redistricting flipped his safely Republican seat to a safely Democratic one.


[hide]U.S. House, Virginia District 4 General Election, 2016
PartyCandidateVote %Votes
DemocraticGreen check mark transparent.pngDonald McEachin57.7%200,136
RepublicanMike Wade42%145,731
Total Votes346,656
Source: Virginia Department of Elections
[hide]U.S. House, Virginia District 4 Republican Primary, 2016
CandidateVote %Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMike Wade64%4,987
Jackee Gonzalez36%2,801
Total Votes7,788
Source: Virginia Department of Elections
[hide]U.S. House, Virginia District 4 Democratic Primary, 2016
CandidateVote %Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDonald McEachin75.4%11,851
Ella Ward24.6%3,867
Total Votes15,718
Source: Virginia Department of Elections


See also: Virginia’s 4th Congressional District elections, 2014

The 4th Congressional District of Virginia held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014. IncumbentRandy Forbes defeated Elliott Fausz (D) and Libertarian Bo Brown in the general election.

[hide]U.S. House, Virginia District 4 General Election, 2014
PartyCandidateVote %Votes
RepublicanGreen check mark transparent.pngRandy Forbes Incumbent60.2%120,684
DemocraticElliott Fausz37.5%75,270
LibertarianBo Brown2.2%4,427
Total Votes200,638
Source: Virginia Department of Elections

Campaign contributions

From financial reports submitted to the Federal Election Commission.

NamePartyReceipts*Disbursements**Cash on handDate
Aston Donald McEachinDemocratic Party$785,601$666,576$398,035As of September 30, 2018
Pete WellsLibertarian Party$201$0$201As of March 31, 2018
Ryan McAdamsRepublican Party$140,858$119,090$21,768As of September 30, 2018

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