Senator Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria) has formally announced his bid to replace Congressman Jim Moran in Virginia’s 8th Congressional District.
“For twenty-three years, Jim Moran has stood for the progressive values of the people of Northern Virginia. I am proud to have been represented by him in Congress, and to have represented him in Richmond,” Ebbin said in a press release sent out today.
Ebbin has been in his Senate seat since 2012, but has served in Richmond for the last decade and boasts a strong record of pursing progressive causes despite Virginia’s conservative majority in the House. “I’ve fought to end human trafficking, to strengthen protections for seniors and the disabled, to ensure LGBT equality and to expand Medicaid in Virginia,” said Ebbin.
“In Congress, I will work with President Obama to protect the Affordable Care Act and ensure access to quality health care. I will protect federal workers from mean-spirited attacks. I will work alongside representatives from every state and political party to raise the minimum wage, fight climate change, and ensure that we never abandon the promise of Social Security and Medicare,” promised Ebbin.
Prior to entering the Senate, Ebbin worked as Chief Deputy Commissioner of the Department of Labor and Industry under Governor Mark Warner. He’s been a resident of Alexandria for 20 years and has served as the 8th District Democratic Committee and the Virginia Democratic Party’s State Steering Committee.
If elected, Ebbin would be Virginia’s first openly gay elected official to serve the state at the national level.
Despite the Supreme Court’s ruling on same-sex marriage last summer, many states still have language on the books which bans the practice and Virginia is on that list. The high court’s ruling supersedes state laws on the issue, however the words remain. Ahead of the 2017 General Assembly (GA) session, bills have been submitted to [...]