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The General Assembly Convenes

As the 2017 General Assembly legislative session began on January 11th, it was my honor to again serve the people of Alexandria, Arlington, Mount Vernon and Lee in the state legislature. We welcomed four new members to the Virginia Senate this year, Senator Monty Mason (D-Williamsburg), Senator Lionell Spruill (D-Chesapeake), Senator Mark Peake (R-Lynchburg), and Senator Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond). I look forward to working with our new Senators to get things done on your behalf.

     That evening Governor Terry McAuliffe delivered his State of the Commonwealth address, where he emphasized the need to develop a new Virginia economy built upon a more open and welcoming working climate. He spoke to the pressing need to tackle education, equality, criminal justice and mental health reform to make that 21st-century economy a reality. I look forward to working in concert with Governor McAuliffe to advance those priorities.

     I have introduced nearly three dozen bills to move Virginia forward on a wide array of issues, from reforming our election laws, marijuana laws, preventing gun violence, and assisting immigrants on the path to citizenship. I have also reintroduced legislation to codify nondiscrimination protections for state employees and allow future Governors to serve two consecutive terms, as Virginia is the only state in the nation that limits its executive to a single consecutive term in office.

     I am proud to continue serving on the General Laws and Technology Committee and the Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee, and the Privileges and Elections Committee, where I will continue to make progress towards the conservation both of nature, and of our democracy.

     I will be holding several town hall meetings over the next few weeks and I hope you will join me at one. In case of severe weather, check or call my office at 571-384-8957 for updates.

  • Alexandria: Saturday, January 28 | 10:00am - 12:00pm
    Mt. Vernon Community School – 2601 Commonwealth Avenue, Alexandria, 22301
    with Delegate Mark Levine
  • Lee District: Saturday, January 28 | 1:30pm -3:00pm
    Hayfield Elementary School – 7633 Telegraph Rd, Alexandria, VA 22315
    with Delegate Mark Sickles & Supervisor Jeff McKay
  • Mt. Vernon: Saturday, February 11* | 9:00am - 11:00am
    Whitman Middle School – 2500 Parkers Lane, Alexandria, 22306
    with Senator Scott Surovell and Delegate Paul Krizek
  • Arlington: Saturday, February 11* | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Arlington Mill Community Center – 909 S Dinwiddie St, Arlington, VA 22204
    with Delegate Alfonso Lopez


     Please share your thoughts on legislation and other state-related matters with me by emailing Follow me on Twitter @AdamEbbin and Facebook at You can sign up for my weekly email updates at

     It is my continued honor to represent the citizens of the 30th Senate District.

Adam P. Ebbin
Member, Virginia Senate