Transgender candidate Danica Roem wins historic Virginia race

  • Transgender candidate Danica Roem wins historic Virginia race

Transgender candidate Danica Roem wins historic Virginia race

Danica, however is not the first transgender to enter the USA office.In 1992, Althea Garrison won a seat in the Massachusetts House of Representatives and became the first trans elected official in national history.On the other hand, Andrea Jenkins, 56, became the first openly trans woman of color elected to the City Council in Minneapolis recently. "Did Danica's DNA change?"

Roem will be one of at least 10 Democratic women joining the ranks of the House after an extraordinarily successful election night for the party.

Roem, a 33-year-old former journalist, focused his campaign on improving traffic routes and garnering increasingly progressive rights for transgenders, while the 13-term incumbent Marshall ran on a promise to preserve the more conservative values Virginia has historically espoused. "I'm really proud of Virginia", said Roem voter John Coughlin, 63, a Realtor in Manassas who said he had never voted for Marshall.

Roem will be the first transgender member of the House of Delegates and will become the first out transgender person to win and serve in a state legislature, according to the Victory Fund, a political action committee that works to get openly LGBTQ people elected and has supported Roem. Jenkins' victory is an especially important one. "We won because I am a transgender woman.because of my inherent identifiers not despite them". On the anniversary of Trump being elected the country voted and elected more left-leaning officials.

That group of women will include the state's first Latina delegates and its first female Asian-American. And Dawn Adams, who claimed victory Wednesday night after Richmond-area incumbent G.M. "Manoli" Loupassi conceded in a race that had been too close to call, is expected to be the first openly lesbian state legislator. Wilmot Collins, who arrived in Montana as a Liberian refugee, became its first black mayor.

"Ninety-two years later, Seattle is about to have a new woman mayor", she told The Seattle Times after her win.

Women weren't the only ones who triumphed on Tuesday.

Winning over 70% of the vote in a four-way race, Jenkins became the first transgender person ever elected to a major city's governing body and also one of the first out trans people of color elected to any US office.

Much was made of Roem's composed (and hilarious) comment to Marshall after her historic win.

Representation matters, particularly in politics today.