According to the Washington Blade, openly gay legislator, Del. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria) announced that he will be pursuing a state Senate seat that will be vacated by Patsy Ticer (D-Alexandria) once she retires this year.
Ebbin said he’s interested in moving from the Republican-controlled House to the Democratic-controlled Senate to have a greater voice in speaking out for LGBT people and other minorities.
“I’ve tried to be a voice for the voiceless in the House,” Ebbin said. “I think I can be a loader voice in the Senate for GLBT people or religious minorities, for workers and others who are often left out.”