Rep. Donald McEachin dies at 61 after battle with …
RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Democratic U.S. Rep. Donald McEachin passed away on Monday following a battle with colorectal cancer. He was 61 years old.
Earlier this month, McEachin — a Richmond native and former Virginia state lawmaker — defeated Republican Leon Benjamin in Virginia’s 4th Congressional District race to win a fourth term in Congress. He was first elected to serve the state’s 4th District, in 2016.
The son of an army veteran and a teacher, McEachin grew up in the Richmond area and graduated from American Univeristy, UVA Law and Virginia Union University School of Theology. He was a passionate environmentalist, serving on the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, the House Committee on Natural Resources, the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis as well as various related subcommittees.