Alexandria’s Democrat Congressman Don Beyer was easily reelected to his fifth term in office on Tuesday.
Beyer won the race for Virginia’s 8th Congressional District with 73% of the vote (188,285 votes) against Republican Karina Lipsman with 25% (64,503 votes) and less than 2% (3,764 votes) for Independent candidate Teddy Fikre, according to the Virginia Department of Elections.
In Alexandria, that equated to:
- Beyer won with 77% of the vote (40,226 votes)
- Republican Karina Lipsman received 21% (10,930 votes)
- Independent Teddy Fikre got 2% (794 votes)
“I’m just so grateful,” Beyer told Democrats at Pork Barrel BBQ in Del Ray after his victory was assured. “This is the best job I’ve ever had the most meaningful chance I’ve ever had to have an impact on other people’s lives.”
Lipsman tweeted thanks to Beyer for his service, and said that she will continue to fight for a “failing” education system.
I will continue to fight to give voice to those issues, because they’re so deeply important. I would also like to thank Don Beyer for his service to this district — public service is an endeavor that deserves so much respect. #VA08
— Karina Lipsman (@KarinaCongress) November 9, 2022
There were 52,072 votes cast in Alexandria, and Beyer won every precinct in the city. Lipsman’s best precinct was City Hall, where Beyer won with 60% of ballots cast (500 votes) and she got 39% (324 votes).
Beyer, a former lieutenant governor who also served as the Ambassador to Switzerland during the Obama administration, was first elected to Congress in 2014. Since then, Beyer has won reelection by a significant margin, winning 76% of the vote in 2018 and 75.8% in 2020.
Grateful to voters in Northern Virginia for again putting their confidence in me to represent them in the House of Representatives. Their trust in me is humbling, and I will continue to do all I can to earn it. My statement: pic.twitter.com/mJCE2SNk03
— Don Beyer (@DonBeyerVA) November 9, 2022
I met @DonBeyerVA on Election Day 33 years ago.
He was the real deal then as he ran to be our Lieutenant Governor and today he ably gives voice to the 8th District in Congress.
We are lucky to have him back representing us for another term in a very different House.
— Justin Wilson (@justindotnet) November 9, 2022
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