Earlier this afternoon, former Lt. Governor Don Beyer congratulated Virginia Delegate Bob Brink on his appointment as Deputy Commissioner for Aging Services in the Department of Aging and Rehabilitative Services (DARS). Beyer, recently elected Democratic Nominee for Virginia's 8th district seat in Congress, spoke to Del. Brink about his new role and his transition from Delegate to DARS, where he will assist in oversight of several programs safeguarding older Virginians.
Thank you, citizens of Virginia’s 8th District, for showing up and voting today. Thank you, Governor, for honoring us with your presence! And thank you, President Obama, for having lunch today in Delray! Tonight is the culmination of the hard work, the heartfelt values, and the shared ideas of many, many, many good people. I am honored and humbled to be your standard bearer. I have loved this campaign. The volunteers. The staff. All the thoughtful, challenging voters. But what I have liked best has been the opportunity to talk with great optimism about the way forward.
Don Beyer declared victory this evening in the Democratic primary today for Virginia’s 8thcongressional district seat, saying he had loved “every minute of this race,” and thanking his supporters and his fellow candidates alike. “Tonight is the culmination of the hard work, the heartfelt values, and the shared ideas of many, many, many good people,” Beyer said. “I am honored and humbled to be your standard bearer … Now we turn our attention to November ... We must carry the Virginia ideals of integrity, community, progress, and compassion forward to all voters.”
Today is the day we have all been working towards - the polls are open in Virginia’s 8th Congressional District! We need to reach out to every voter we know in the district and make sure we all Get Out To Vote before 7 pm tonight!