Danica Roem



Danica Roem

Update (November 8, 2017): Congratulations, Danica!

Last night, Danica defeated her opponent, 26-year incumbent Del. Bob Marshall. In January, she will become the first transgender person in the United States to serve in a state legislature.

Danica Roem

Running for: Virginia House of Delegates, District 13
Party affiliation: Democrat
Election date: November 7, 2017

The National Center for Transgender Equality Action Fund endorses¬†Danica Roem for Virginia House of Delegates. Roem ran against incumbent Del. Bob Marshall, who has demonstrated a strong prejudice against transgender people, most evident in his introduction of anti-transgender “bathroom ban” legislation. After her election Roem became the first openly transgender person to serve in the Virginia House.

Roem worked as a reporter for over a decade. She most recently served as the news editor at the Montgomery County Sentinel after working at the Gainesville Times and Prince William Times.

Learn more about Danica Roem at her website.