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Don Beyer

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Don Beyer
Don Beyer, official 114th Congress photo portrait.jpeg
U.S. House, Virginia, District 8
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2015 - Present
Term ends
January 3, 2017
Years in position 0
PartyDemocratic
PredecessorJim Moran (D)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/ year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 4, 2014
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
AppointedAmbassador to Switzerland and Liechtenstein, 2009-2013
Appointed byBarack Obama
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Lieutenant Governor of Virginia
1990 - 1998
Education
Bachelor'sWilliams College
Personal
Date of birthJune 20, 1950
Place of birthTrieste, Italy
ProfessionAutomobile Dealership Owner
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Don Beyer (b. June 20, 1950 in Trieste, Italy) is a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the state of Virginia. Beyer represents Virginia's 8th Congressional District. He was first elected on November 4, 2014.

Biography

Beyer earned his bachelor's degree in economics from Williams College. He owns automobile dealerships throughout Northern Virginia. He served as lieutenant governor of Virginia from 1990-1998. He served as ambassador to Switzerland and Liechtenstein from 2009-2013.[1]

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of Beyer's academic, professional and political career:[2]

  • 2015-Present: U.S. Representative from Virginia's 8th Congressional District
  • 2009-2013: Ambassador to Switzerland and Liechtenstein
  • 1990-1998: Lieutenant Governor of Virginia
  • 1972: Graduated from Williams College with a B.A.

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2015-2016

Beyer serves on the following committees:[3]

Elections

2014

See also: Virginia's 8th Congressional District elections, 2014

Beyer won election to the U.S. House to represent Virginia's 8th District.[4][5] Beyer defeated Virginia State Delegate Patrick Hope, former northern Virginia Urban League chief Lavern Chatman, Virginia State Senator Adam Ebbin, Alexandria Mayor William Euille, Virginia Tech professor Derek Hyra and radio talk-show host Mark Levine in the Democratic primary on June 10, 2014.[6]

Election results

General election
U.S. House, Virginia District 8 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDon Beyer 63.1% 128,102
     Republican Micah Edmond 31.4% 63,810
     Libertarian Jeffrey Carson 2.2% 4,409
     Green Gerard Blais 0.5% 963
     Independent Gwendolyn Beck 2.7% 5,420
     N/A Write-in 0.2% 372
Total Votes 203,076
Source: Virginia Department of Elections
Democratic primary
U.S. House, Virginia District 8 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDon Beyer 45.8% 17,780
Patrick Hope 18.3% 7,092
Adam Ebbin 13.6% 5,272
William Euille 8.4% 3,251
Mark Levine 6.7% 2,613
Lavern Chatman 5.4% 2,116
Derek Hyra 1.2% 478
Charniele Herring 0.3% 126
Bruce Shuttleworth 0.2% 85
Satish Korpe 0.1% 42
Total Votes 38,855
Source: Results via Associated Press

Campaign donors

2014

Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Beyer's reports.[7]

Don Beyer (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[8]April 15, 2014$0.00$672,104.31$(222,467.71)$449,636.60
Running totals
$672,104.31$(222,467.71)

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Political offices
Preceded by
Jim Moran
U.S. House of Representatives - Virginia, District 10
2015-Present
Succeeded by
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