Danica Roem

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Danica Roem
A picture cropped to focus on Danica Roem, a transgender woman running as the Democratic candidate in the 2017 election for the 13th District seat in the Virginia House of Delegates.
Member of the Virginia House of Delegates
from the 13th district
Assumed office
January 10, 2018
Preceded byBob Marshall
Personal details
Born (1984-09-30) September 30, 1984 (age 37)
Manassas, Virginia, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
EducationSt. Bonaventure University (BA)

Danica Roem (/ˈrm/ ROHM; born September 30, 1984)[1] is an American journalist and politician. She is a member of the Democratic Party.[2] In the 2017 Virginia elections she was elected to the Virginia House of Delegates.[3]

She is the first openly transgender person to be elected to the Virginia General Assembly, and in January 2018 became the first to both be elected and serve while openly transgender in any U.S. state legislature.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. Moreau, Julie (June 12, 2017). "Will 2017 be the "Year of the Trans Candidate"?". NBC News. Retrieved June 14, 2017.
  2. Nirappil, Fenit (June 13, 2017). "Democratic challenger to Marshall would be Va.'s first openly transgender lawmaker". The Washington Post. Retrieved June 14, 2017.
  3. Olivo, Antonio (June 14, 2017). "She is transgender. He proposed a 'bathroom bill.' They're running against each other in Northern Virginia". Washington Post. ISSN 0190-8286. Retrieved October 12, 2017.
  4. Johnson, Chris (June 13, 2017). "Va. trans candidate wins primary, now faces anti-LGBT lawmaker". Washington Blade. Retrieved November 8, 2017.