Who Is Danica Roem? Virginia Elects First Openly Transgender State Legislator

Who Is Danica Roem? Virginia Elects First Openly Transgender State Legislator

He also sponsored the state's "bathroom bill" intending to ban transgender people from using restrooms matching their identity (his own party killed that proposal) and pushed a ban on gay people serving in the Virginia National Guard.

"When Delegate Marshall realized that he can not win on public policy issues, on traffic, jobs, schools and health care, he resorted to trash", she said.

'No matter what you look like, where you come from, how you worship or who you love, if you have good public policy ideas, if you're qualified for office, you have every right to bring your ideas to the table, ' she said.

Danica Roem won Virginia's 13th District House of Delegates seat on Tuesday night, becoming the first openly transgender elected official in the state.

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She beat Bob Marshall, who had served in Virginia's House of Delegates since 1992.

Support Roy were made by the representatives of the LGBT community, and thanks to their commitment to ex-journalist during the election campaign managed to gather donations worth more than half a million dollars, while Marshall gained three times less financial support.

That message hit the sweet spot, as Roem handily ousted the incumbent Republican by almost 10 percentage points, and established a model for future transgender politicians to follow. She defeated Marshall by 54-45 percent.

Danica Roem Promises a "More Inclusive Commonwealth" She never uses the word "transgender", but images are shown with her campaigning while wearing a rainbow handkerchief scarf.

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Jenny Durkan is projected to win the mayoral race, which would make her the first lesbian mayor in Seattle, reported the Seattle Times.

Roem was misgendered on numerous occasions by Marshall, who also refused to debate her. "Just imagine what they're going to blame on me".

Marshall conceded to Roem in a post on his Facebook page. Tyler Titus, a 33-year-old father, was elected member of the Erie School Board, making him the first ever transgender person to hold elected office in Pennsylvania's history.

"Tonight voters chose a smart, solutions-oriented trans leader over a divisive anti-LGBTQ demagogue-sending a powerful message to anti-trans legislators all across the nation", said Moodie-Mills.

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