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Don BeyerDEMDemocrat United States Representative, VA-8
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Donald Sternoff Beyer Jr. (BY-ər; born June 20, 1950) is an American businessman, diplomat, and politician serving as the U.S. representative for Virginia's 8th congressional district since 2015. A member of the Democratic Party, his district is in the heart of Northern Virginia and includes Alexandria, Falls Church, and Arlington. Beyer has owned automobile dealerships in Virginia and has a long record of involvement in community and philanthropic work. From 1990 to 1998 he served as the 36th lieutenant governor of Virginia during the gubernatorial administrations of Doug Wilder (1990–1994) and George Allen (1994–1998). His party's nominee for governor of Virginia in 1997, he lost to Republican Jim Gilmore, who was then the Attorney General of Virginia. From 2009 to 2013, he served as United States Ambassador to Switzerland and Liechtenstein under President Barack Obama.In 2014, Beyer announced his candidacy for the U.S. House of Representatives seat for Virginia's 8th congressional district held by the retiring Jim Moran. Beyer won the 12-candidate Democratic primary in June with 45% of the vote and defeated Republican Micah Edmond, 63% to 33%, in the general election.

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Education4 - 4 of 2
Williams College
BA Economics
1968 - 1972
Wellesley College
Past Positions1 - 11 of 11
United States House of Representatives, Virginia
2014 - Current
Lieutenant Governor
Commonwealth of Virginia
1990 - 1998
Virginia General Assembly
1990 - 1998
Switzerland & Liechtenstein, United States Department of State
2009 - 2013
Mid-Atlantic Finance, Obama for America
2007 - 2008
Howard Dean, Dean for America
2003 - 2004
Beyer Subaru
1999 - Current
Land Rover Alexandria
1997 - Current
Northern Virginia Chair
Gerald Baliles Campaign
1984 - 1985
Don Beyer Automotive Group
1974 - Current
Former Virginia Chair
Clinton-Gore and Kerry-Edwards Campaigns
Other Experience1 - 43 of 43
Outreach Subcommittee, Christ Church in Alexandria
Board Chair
Act for Alexandria
2004 - 2009
Jobs for Virginia Graduates
1996 - 2009
Board of Trustees, The Potomac School
2005 - 2009
American International Automobile Dealers Association
2000 - 2007
Finance Chairman
Mark Warner's Forward Together campaign
Commonwealth Transportation Board
1987 - 1990
Governor's Commission on Efficiency in Government
1986 - 1988
Accountability for Educational Excellence
Advisory Board, Alexandria Community Trust
Northern Virginia Technology Council
Former Board Member
Lightly Expressed
Former Board Member
Demosphere International
Former Board Member
History Associates
Former Board Member
Shenandoah Life Insurance Company
Former Chair
Virginia Economic Recovery Commission
Former Chair
Governor's Commission on Welfare Reform
Former Member
Virginia's Poverty and Welfare Reform Commission
Former Member
Washington Community Foundation
Former Member
American Red Cross
Former Member
National Volvo Dealer Council
Former Member
Northern Virginia Business Roundtable
Former Member, Board of Directors
D.C. Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy
Former President
Youth for Tomorrow
Former President
Falls Church Chamber of Commerce
Former Virginia Board Member
First Union National Bank
Former Volunteer
Al Gore Presidential Campaign
Former Volunteer
Barack Obama Senator Caucus Race
Commission on Child Sexual Assault
American Cancer Society
Phi Beta Kappa
Former Member
Subcommittee on Federal Lands, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology
Former Member
Subcommittee on Select Revenue Measures, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight (Science, Space, and Technology), United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Subcommittee on Environment (Science, Space and Technology), United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Space Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Research & Technology Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
House Science, Space, and Technology Subcommittee on Research and Technology
Former Member
Water, Power and Oceans Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Energy and Mineral Resources Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Natural Resources Committee, United States House of Representatives
Former Ranking Member
Oversight Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives