Adam P. Ebbin (D)* *
Education: BA, political science and public communication, American University; fellow, Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership, University of Virginia.
Occupation: State delegate; communications and policy consultant, self-employed.
Elected offices/civic activities: Member, Virginia House of Delegates, 2004-present; member, Northern Virginia Transportation Commission; member, Metropolitan Washington Air Quality Committee; member, Veterans' Memorial YMCA Advisory Board; member, Columbia Pike Transit Advisory Committee; member, Arlington and Alexandria NAACPs; member, Coalition of Asian Pacific Americans of Virginia; member, Tenants' and Workers' Support Committee; member, Arlington Gay and Lesbian Alliance; member, Del Ray Citizens Association; former member, Alexandria Board of Zoning Appeals.
What do you think is the most urgent problem facing your jurisdiction?
"Transportation is the most urgent problem facing Northern Virginia. My top transportation priority is transit, particularly on Columbia Pike, in the Potomac Yard corridor and via rail to Dulles. I agree with Tim Kaine that projects should be prioritized by linking land use to transportation, encouraging 'smart growth' policies. I strongly support increased funding for transportation, including dedicated funding sources especially for transit. I am a member of the House Transportation Committee, the Northern Virginia Transportation Commission and the Columbia Pike Transit Advisory Committee. Our transportation crisis also impacts our economy and environment."
Why should voters elect you?
"I stand up for groups who are often left out of the political process, including immigrants, minorities, the disabled, seniors and gay people."