Donald McEachin takes Virginia’s 4th Congressional District

This Wednesday Feb. 25, 2015 photos shows Donald McEachin, D-Richmond listens to debate on the floor of the Senate during the session at the Capitol  in Richmond, Va. Both lawmakers claim an ancestral connection to one of the nation’s founding fathers. Not Thomas Jefferson, the revered Virginian, but his arch-nemesis Alexander Hamilton.  (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
This Wednesday Feb. 25, 2015 photos shows Donald McEachin, D-Richmond listens to debate on the floor of the Senate during the session at the Capitol in Richmond, Va. Both lawmakers claim an ancestral connection to one of the nation’s founding fathers. Not Thomas Jefferson, the revered Virginian, but his arch-nemesis Alexander Hamilton. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — According to 8News reporter Parker Slaybaugh, Democrat Donald McEachin has won the newly redrawn Virginia 4th Congressional District.

McEachin has long served in the Virginia legislature in both the House of Burgesses and most recently in the Senate.

Henrico County Sheriff and Republican nominee Mike Wade has officially conceded.

McEachin made a statement after his victory.

“I want to thank the voters for their confidence in me. I go to Washington to serve them — whether they supported me or not,” he said. “I will work to create jobs, strengthen our public schools, help military families and veterans, keep us safe and secure, and address climate change.”

“I could not have done this alone. I want to thank the volunteers who knocked on doors, made phone calls, attended events, and gave me words of encouragement every step of the way. As I embark on this new public service, you are with me always and my door is always open,” McEachin said.

For more election stories, check the following: Richmond Decides, Electoral College, Results, Virginia Map 

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