GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KREX) — Governor Jared Polis has ordered flags to be lowered to half-staff today until sunset tonight in honor of the passing of U.S. Representative Donald McEachin from Virginia following a statement from President Biden.

McEachin had just won reelection for the House of Representatives seat in the 4th District of Virginia, but unfortunately, he lost his battle to colorectal cancer. McEachin was 61.