The Honorable Don Beyer

Congressman (D-VA) @ US Congress
The Honorable Don Beyer, Congressman (D-VA)

Congressman Don Beyer is serving his second term as the U.S. Representative from Virginia's 8th District, encompassing Arlington, Alexandria, Falls Church, and parts of Fairfax County. He serves on the Joint Economic Committee and the House Committee on Natural Resources, is Vice Ranking Member on the Oversight Subcommittee, and a member of the New Democrat Coalition. He was the Lieutenant Governor of Virginia from 1990 to 1998. After leaving office, Beyer spent 14 years as Chair of Jobs for Virginia Graduates, a highly successful high school dropout prevention program, and was active for a decade on the board of the D.C. Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy. Beyer also served as Chair of the Virginia Technology Council. President Obama nominated Beyer to serve as Ambassador to Switzerland and Liechtenstein in 2009. He used his position to advocate for stricter sanctions to compel Iran to begin nuclear disarmament discussions. As Ambassador, Beyer was integral to U.S. Department of Justice efforts to halt the abuses of Swiss bank secrecy by wealthy Americans. Beyer has spent four decades building his family business in Northern Virginia after a summer job at a car dealership in 1974. He is a graduate of Williams College.