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About Adam

Virginia Senator Adam P. Ebbin took office in 2012 after serving for eight years in the House of Delegates.
As a leader in the General Assembly, Adam has fought to advance progressive priorities, including preventing gun violence, making it easier to vote, and fighting for equality for all Virginians.
Adam has distinguished himself as a voice for the easily exploited. He has won approval of legislation to enable lower interest rates on deferred property taxes for seniors (HB 2635, 2005); to create a Public Defender office in Arlington County (HB 1500, 2004); to provide support to victims of human trafficking (SB 259, 2012 and HB 2190, 2011); and to provide prenatal care for immigrant mothers (SB 568, 2012). He also led a bipartisan effort that provided access to life insurance benefits to domestic partners (HB 865, 2008 and HB 352, 2010), and to protect the Latino community from legal fraud (SB 503, 2014) and has served as Chair of the Virginia Commission on the Prevention of Human Trafficking. 

In the General Assembly, Senator Ebbin has worked to form bipartisan coalitions to advance pragmatic solutions. These efforts include repealing the tax on hybrid cars (SB 1, 2014), removing the automatic suspension of driver’s licenses for marijuana offenders (SB 1091, 2017), and prohibiting public school personnel from recommending a current or former staff member suspected of sexual misconduct to another employer (SB 605, 2018). 

Adam represents the 30th Senate District, consisting of approximately 200,000 residents who reside in portions of Arlington, Alexandria and parts of Fairfax County’s Mount Vernon and Lee Districts. The district borders the Potomac River and includes Reagan National Airport, Old Town Alexandria and George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate. 

In the General Assembly, Adam serves on three Senate Committees: General Laws and Technology; Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources; and Privileges & Elections.

He is a member of the Northern Virginia Transportation Commission, the School Readiness Committee, the Commission on Economic Opportunity for Virginians in Aspiring and Diverse Communities, the Task force to Commemorate the Centennial Anniversary of Women's Right to Vote, and the Joint Commission on Technology and Science. He is also the Co-Chair of the General Assembly Gun Violence Prevention Caucus and a steering committee member of American State Legislators for Gun Violence Prevention.

Senator Ebbin has been honored by many organizations for his service including being recognized by the Virginia Education Association as Solid as a Rock for Education, an Environmental Hero by the League of Conservation Voters, and named one of Equality Virginia’s OUTstanding Virginians.

Adam has also received Neighborhood Health’s Health Equity Award, the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Law’s (NORML) Vanguard Award and has been recognized by the Virginia Humane Society as an All Star for Animals.

His leadership skills were previously recognized by Governor Mark Warner, who in 2002 appointed Adam to serve as his Chief Deputy Commissioner of the Department of Labor and Industry.

A native of Commack, New York, Adam has resided in Alexandria since 1989 and is a 1985 graduate of American University in Washington, DC. He was a Fellow with the Flemming Foundation for Legislative Leadership in 2006 and at the University of Virginia’s Sorensen Institute of Political Leadership in 2000. In 2012, Adam was also a Fellow at Harvard University’s Kennedy School program for Senior Executives in State and Local Government.