This election will be held on November 7, 2023. Republican Will Davis is running unopposed in the general election for Virginia’s new 39th House of Delegates district. This is Davis’ first general election.
Incumbent Democratic Senator Adam Ebbin took office in 2012 after serving for eight years in the House of Delegates. A graduate of American University, Ebbin has resided in Alexandria since 1989. Additionally, Ebbin was a Flemming Foundation for Legislative Leadership in 2006, and attended the University of Virginia’s Sorensen Institute of Political Leadership in 2000. He also attended Harvard University’s Kennedy School program for Senior Executives in State and Local Government.
Senator Ebbin has fought to advance progressive priorities including establishing legislation to fight for equality in the Commonwealth. In 2022, Sen. Ebbin unsuccessfully passed SJ5, a bill that reapeals and replaces the ban on same-sex marriage in the Virginia Constitution with the right to marry affirmation. Two years prior, Sen. Ebbin also passed comprehensive ban on discrimination in employment, housing, and public accommodations on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity, making Virginia the first southern state to create legislation to protect the LGBTQ+ community.
Senator Ebbin understands the need for commonsense gun laws. He champions preventing gun violence most recently by introducing legislation that makes the selling of guns without serial numbers, or ghost guns, illegal. Sen. Ebbin also sponsored SB643, legislation that would’ve allowed law enforcement to prosecute those who are found with illegal firearms. Sen. Ebbin also serves as the co-chair of the General Assembly Gun Violence Prevention Caucus, where he was able to ban firearms in state buildings.
He is a member of the Northern Virginia Transportation Commission, the School Readiness Committee, the Commission on Economic Opportunity for Virginians in Aspiring and Diverse Communities, the Task force to Commemorate the Centennial Anniversary of Women's Right to Vote, and the Joint Commission on Technology and Science.
Running against Senator Ebbin is Republican Sophia Moshasha. A self-described technology advocate and community builder, as well as the vice president of the DC Chapter of the VR/AR Association, Moshasha prioritizes building sustainable solutions for Virginia’s growing economy, interested in lowering taxes small businesses, which will take away from funding in education and other programs. Moshasha also advocates for Glenn Youngkin’s Parental Rights in education, which is just another way of saying she does not trust our teachers to teach our student correct historically accurate information about school curriculum.
Because of his dedication to create commensense gun laws andhis fight for equality, Senator Ebbin is the progressive choice in this race.
Incumbent Democratic Senator Barbara Favola has been a state senator since 2011. Prior to her election as a state Senator, she served on the Arlington County Board of Supervisors from 1997 to 2011, serving as chair three times.