Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Virginia Del. Danica Roem Sworn In Today
Del Roem (D-Manassas) became the first openly trans person to be elected and seated to a state legislature since Althea Garrison served one term in the Massachusetts House in 1992
Ironically that was the same year Bob Marshall, who Roem handily beat last November, was elected to the district that Roem now represents.
Marshall was one of the more outspoken opponents of TBLGQ rights and earned the nickname 'Bigot Bob' for his longtime efforts to use his powers to legislate oppression against the Virginia TBLGQ community.
But today I'm focused on Del. Roem's historic achievement. She's already filed ten bills, many of them focused on he campaign promise to fix the traffic problems on Route 28, and will soon find out her committee assignments as this session continues.