November 8, 2016 News & Press Releases · Press Releases and Announcements

DPVA Statement on the Election Results in VA-03, VA-08, and VA-011

by Democratic Party of Virginia

Democratic Party of Virginia (DPVA) Chairwoman Susan Swecker released the following statements after the race was called in Virginia’s 3rd, 8th, and 11th congressional races:

“Once again, our sitting Democratic members of Congress prevailed. Congressman Bobby Scott, Congressman Don Beyer, and Congressman Gerry Connolly are truly some of Virginia’s finest and we’re glad that they’re headed back to Congress to better the lives of all Virginians."

Congressman Bobby Scott, Virginia’s 3rd Congressional District

“Congressman Bobby Scott has been a leading figure in Virginia for decades, and he will continue to work  tirelessly for Virginians in Congress by  fighting for equality, civil rights, and justice in Congress. Whether it’s strengthening our criminal justice system or fighting for better education, Bobby Scott has been a champion for the 3rd Congressional District and his work will continue to be a hallmark of progress in Virginia.”

Congressman Don Beyer, Virginia’s 8th Congressional District

“Congressman Don Beyer’s first term produced exceptional results for Virginians across the 8th Congressional District. Whether it’s fighting for commonsense gun reform or bringing attention to the devastating effects of climate change, Don Beyer has been a sharply focused problem-solver for the critical issues that face our Commonwealth. We’re eager for him to continue his work for all of Northern Virginia.”

Congressman Gerry Connolly, Virginia’s 11th Congressional District

“Congressman Gerry Connolly has made his voice heard in Congress by advocating for solutions to the issues that face Virginia’s 11th Congressional District. His efforts to promote the interests of veterans, children of active military families, and Virginia’s diverse economy have had lasting impacts on building a brighter future for our Commonwealth . Without a doubt, Congressman Gerry Connolly will continue to be a pillar of Virginia’s congressional delegation.”