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Donald McEachin's Biography

Office: U.S. House (VA) - District 4, Democratic

Contact Information

131 North Saratoga Street
Suite B
Suffolk, VA 23434

110 North Robinson Street
Suite 401
Richmond, VA 23220

314 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515

Full Name:

Aston Donald McEachin

Gender:

Male

Family:

Wife: Colette; 3 Children: Megan, Briana, Alexandra

Birth Date:

10/10/1961

Birth Place:

Nuremberg, Germany

Home City:

Richmond, VA

Religion:

Baptist

MDiv, Virginia Union University Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology, 2005-2008

JD, University of Virginia School of Law, 1983-1986

BS, Political Science, American University, 1979-1982

Representative, United States House of Representatives, District 04, 2016-present

Candidate, United States House of Representatives, District 4, 2018

Senator, Commonwealth of Virginia Senate, District 9, 2008-2016

Delegate, Commonwealth of Virginia House of Delegates, District 74, 1996-2002, 2006-2008

Candidate, Attorney General, Commonwealth of Virginia, 2001

Delegate, Democratic National Committee, 1996

Former Member, Armed Services Committee, United States House of Representatives

Former Minority Caucus Chair, Commonwealth of Virginia Senate

Former Member, Federal Lands Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives

Former Member, Readiness Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives

Former Member, Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives

Former Member, Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee

Former Member, Senate Courts of Justice Committee

Former Member, Senate Privileges and Elections Committee

Attorney, McEachin and Gee, 2006-present

Former Attorney, Browder, Russell, Morris and Butcher

Former Attorney, Morris and Morris

Attorney, McEachin Law Firm, 2001-2006

Member, Board of Directors, Metropolitan Hospital, present

Member, Ebenezer Baptist Church, present

Lifetime Member, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated, present

Life Member, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), present

Member, Old Dominion Bar Association, present

Member, Richmond Bar Association, present

Member, Virginia State Bar Association, present

Member, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, present

Member, Saint Peter Baptist Church

Member, VCU Health System Board of Directors

Reason for Seeking Public Office:

"I'm running for Congress because I've had enough of the backward agendas and hateful language in Washington. I have spent my career fighting for the underdog -- both in my law practice and in the General Assembly -- and I want to build on that work in our capital. I'll fight every day for equal rights, economic justice, and a strong safety net for our most vulnerable citizens. I'll be a champion for progressive priorities, and I will always put Virginians first. I would be honored to have your support."

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