Adam is the only openly LGBTQ member of the Virginia State Senate
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).