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Virginia Elects First US Transgender State Legislator

Danica Roem has become the first openly transgender person to be elected to any state legislature in the United States.


  • She won a seat in the Virginia House of Delegates, defeating Republican incumbent Robert Marshall in the 13th District.
  • She defeated most socially conservative state lawmaker  Del. Robert G. Marshall 
  • Roem will be the first transgender member of the house of delegates and the second trans woman to be elected to a statehouse. Althea Garrison, a black woman who won as a Republican in Massachusetts in 1993, was the first.
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