Spanberger Statement on Passing of U.S. Rep. Donald McEachin
HENRICO, V.A. — U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger tonight released the following statement on the passing of U.S. Representative A. Donald McEachin (D-VA-04).
“Tonight, I am mourning my friend, colleague, and mentor Congressman Donald McEachin. He was a good man who endeavored to make others feel important and heard whether in the courtroom, the General Assembly, the U.S. Congress, or simply in a quiet moment. He brought his passion for people, his sense of humor, and his abiding faith in God to his work every day — and he was a relentless advocate for those who needed a voice, our natural resources, and the people he represented.
“Congressman McEachin’s passing leaves a deep void here in Virginia. But his example of leadership, his generosity of spirit, and his commitment to doing right in the world and rectifying injustices will endure for everyone whose lives he has touched — including mine. He will be greatly missed across the Commonwealth and on Capitol Hill. Adam and I are keeping his wife Colette, his daughters, and his beloved grandson in our prayers — and we are thinking of his family during this difficult time as we remember A. Donald McEachin’s legacy.
“Godspeed my friend, my brother, and my neighbor.”