Alexandria, Va. – Senator Adam Ebbin – a Democratic candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives in Virginia’s 8th Congressional District – has received the support of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Worker Local 26, a key Northern Virginia labor union.
“Senator Adam Ebbin has been a friend to working people since his first days in the General Assembly. Time and again, he has stood up for safe working conditions, and fairness for employees. The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers will be there for Senator Ebbin in his Congressional primary just as he’s been there for us. We are happy to contribute to his campaign – both financially and with volunteers,” said Ramiro “Butch” Ramos, President of IBEW Local 26.
“I am honored that IBEW Local 26 trusts me to stand up for them in Congress. Their work makes a difference in the lives of thousands of working Virginians,” said Ebbin. “I hope to take my advocacy for hard-working people to Washington.”
Ebbin receives this support based on a long legislative record of advocating for pro-labor legislation. He passed legislation to strengthen penalties against employers who refuse to pay wages. He also increased penalties for intentionally bouncing paychecks. The Washington DC Area Building Trades Council named Senator Ebbin “Legislator of the Year” in 2010.
In addition, Ebbin has won the endorsement of Co-Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus Keith Ellison, former state Senator Patsy Ticer (D-Alexandria), state Senator Chap Petersen (D-Fairfax), state Senator Dave Marsden (D-Fairfax), and Delegate Mark Sickles (D-Fairfax).
Virginia Senator Adam P. Ebbin took office in January 2012 after serving for eight years in the House of Delegates and is the co-chair of the General Assembly’s Progressive Caucus. He is running to represent Alexandria, Arlington, Falls Church and portions of Fairfax County in the United States House of Representatives.