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Adam Ebbin Picking Up Endorsements in 8th Congressional District Race

Ebbin picks up endorsements from fellow lawmakers Mark Sickles, Chap Petersen.

The Ebbin campaign announced Wednesday that Del. Mark Sickles (left) has endorsed state Sen. Adam Ebbin in the Democratic primary race for the 8th congressional District. Photo courtesy of Ebbin campaign
The Ebbin campaign announced Wednesday that Del. Mark Sickles (left) has endorsed state Sen. Adam Ebbin in the Democratic primary race for the 8th congressional District. Photo courtesy of Ebbin campaign

Virginia Sen. Adam Ebbin, a candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives in Virginia’s 8th congressional District, Wednesday received the endorsement of Virginia Sen. Chap Petersen (D-Fairfax). Ebbin is seeking the Democratic nomination, which will be decided in the June 10 primary.

"What separates Adam? In my opinion, it is his ability to put aside the nefarious effect of money on public policy," Petersen said in a news release. "Adam is not afraid to vote against the large interests, even if it means foregoing a large check in his next race. Nor is he afraid to ‘rock the boat,’ when it needs a good shake."

Petersen represents Virginia’s 34th Senate district, located in Fairfax City and parts of Fairfax County. A two-term senator and former delegate, Petersen is a longtime fighter for public education and the environment.

“I am honored to be endorsed by Chap,” said Ebbin. “Senator Petersen is an effective legislator, a tenacious debater and a great ally. His support means a great deal to me.”

On Tuesday, Ebbin picked up the endorsement of a former rival in the primary race, Del. Mark Sickles, who recently dropped out of the race.

“I am proud to endorse my friend and colleague, Adam Ebbin, for Congress,” Sickles said. “He is both a champion for the less fortunate among us, and for those not treated equally under the law. In doing his good work, he employs a bipartisan approach whenever possible — the kind of approach we so desperately need in Washington DC today."

Sickles has represented the 43rd District in the House of Delegates since 2004 and serves as the Democratic House Minority Caucus Chair. During his tenure, Sickles has championed economic development, biotechnology, and transportation.

“I am honored to be endorsed by Delegate Sickles,” said Ebbin. “Mark is a great friend, a principled leader, and most importantly, an excellent representative for Northern Virginia. His endorsement adds to the momentum boosting our campaign. It is clear that Northern Virginians want a proven progressive champion to advocate for them in Washington. I am humbled that Mark believes I am the candidate best fit to serve as their voice.”

Former Senator and Alexandria Mayor Patsy Ticer has also endorsed Ebbin.

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