Candidate Details

Don Beyer

House - Incumbent

Representative Don Beyer was first elected to represent Virginia’s 8th Congressional District in 2014, where he succeeded former Rep. Jim Moran, and has since handily won two more terms in the seat. Prior to his time in Congress, Rep. Beyer served two terms as Lieutenant Governor of Virginia from 1990 to 1998. The Congressman was Howard Dean’s national finance chair in 2004 and served as Ambassador to Switzerland and Liechtenstein from 2009 to 2013. Rep. Beyer is a strong supporter of the US-Israel partnership and understands that a two-state solution is crucial to Israel’s survival. During the 115th Congress, Rep. Beyer refused to support both of the bills seeking to criminalize boycotts of Israel. Throughout his time in Congress, Rep. Beyer has been a public champion of J Street’s issues. He was one of the earliest cosponsors of House Resolution 326, which reaffirms Congress’s commitment to two-state solution and opposes settlement expansion and annexation.