Danica Roem is the first openly trans woman to win Virginia’s General Assembly primaries

  • Danica Roem could become the first openly transgender legislator in Virginia’s House of Delegates, and the third openly trans legislator in the country — she just has to beat Republican incumbent Bob Marshall.
  • Roem cinched the nomination for the Virginia Democratic party on Tuesday, winning a challenging primary.
  • She told the outlet she plans on winning the general election by pushing her platform of LGBTQ rights, better-paying jobs and improvements to Route 28 — a perpetually congested road in her district crucial to her constituents’ daily commutes. Read more (6/14/17)