Don Beyer Congratulates Delegate Robert Brink


Don Beyer Congratulates Delegate Robert Brink on his Appointment to the Department of Aging and Rehabilitative Services

Alexandria, VA (June 27, 2014) — 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.

“Del. Brink has dedicated his life to serving the people of Arlington and Fairfax’s 48th District, greater Northern Virginia, the Commonwealth and our country,” said Beyer. “I have been so very lucky to call him my advisor, my colleague and my friend. I truly cannot think of a better person to take the helm at DARS.”

In addition to running the Public Guardian and Adult Protective Services programs, DARS administers the federal Older Americans Act (OAA), which funds local programs such as Meals on Wheels and Senior Farmer’s Market Nutrition Program, among others.

Delegate Brink spoke to Beyer at length about OAA reauthorization, which has been stuck in Congress since 2011. Beyer pledged that, if elected, he would fight for an expedited reauthorization of the Act, stressing the importance of sustaining federal support for vital programs in order to reinvest in our nation’s seniors.

Beyer said, “our older Virginians deserve the very best, and in Bob Brink, that is exactly what they are getting.”

Don Beyer is the Democratic nominee for Virginia’s 8th District seat in Congress. He has run a successful Northern Virginia business for over 40 years, served two terms as Virginia’s Lieutenant Governor, and was appointed President Obama’s Ambassador to Switzerland and Liechtenstein.


Tia Shuyler
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