Skip to comments.First openly transgender state legislator elected in Virginia
Posted on 11/07/2017 5:52:37 PM PST by markomalley
Virginia House of Delegates candidate Danica Roem (D) has defeated longtime Del. Robert Marshall (R), becoming Virginia's first openly transgender elected official and one of just few in the nation, according to The Washington Post.
"Danica will bring a reporters eye to Richmond, and we eagerly anticipate her results-oriented approach to deliver for her constituents in the 13th," Virginia House Democratic Caucus Leader David J. Toscano and Caucus Chair Charniele Herring said in a statement.
"As a journalist, Danica Roem has covered the issues critical to Virginians and listened to a wide range of perspectives. During her campaign, Danica expanded this approach by listening to area residents concerns and making them integral to her own policy platform," they added.
LGBTQ advocates hailed the victory on Tuesday evening, with the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) calling it "a clear warning to anti-equality lawmakers across the country."
HRC was proud to mobilize voters to support Danica Roems trailblazing candidacy, and we look forward to working with her to help continue moving equality forward in Virginia," HRC president Chad Griffin said in a statement.
Marshall thanked his supporters in a statement posted to Facebook.
"For 26 years I've been proud to fight for you, and fight for our future. Though we all wish tonight would have turned out differently, I am deeply grateful for your support and effort over the years," he said. "I'm committed to continue the fight for you, but in a different role going forward."
How much fraud did they commit to get this result since no one, and I mean no one here in north east Florida approves of this cross dressing, and VA cannot be that twisted like MA, ,r CA to have really elected this freak lawfully.
“Her” must really have balls to carry out this campaign!
This happened for two reasons. Marshall tried to hide from this candidate which outspent him by an unbelievable amount. We had just Virginia to really make a statement and yet again the whole of the country GOP couldn’t focus. Democrats did and they picked up at least 6 seats in the Virginia House and narrowly kept all three statewide seats. Gillespie is losing by a greater margin than Cuccinelli. The Northham effort to scared minority voters to the polls appears to have worked plus the Democrats had the advantage.
If you think some portion of the world, and some portion of the U.S.A. have lost their minds, this ought to be further proof.
The “logic” these people use escapes me. But then, it is God who sends the Strong Delusion of the Last Days.
Whoever voted for this freak certainly has some delusion of some sort.
Apparently Danica was born four years ago.
Who is this person?
Thanks for showing up church!
To keep winning, we need the lefty nutters to keep pushing the lefty accelerator through the floorboards.
Strangely, this election of a tranny could be a good thing, as it will encourage them to simply continue being Who They Are:
Screaming at the sky with blue hair, ritually cutting themselves, spitting at cops, laying down in traffic, etc.
A bad battle lost for Virginia but maybe it will help the greater war.
This is the new Virginia.
Soooo fits VA.
They are sooooo doomed.
Dunno - never heard of him/her/it
“A step-mom, rocker....”
The new VA doesn’t want to vote for RINO retreads. A good sign.
You guys are Californicating yourselves in a hurry.
Hope you see what’s coming.
You are jumping over the primaries. Why did you do that? The primaries will be a blood bath for the incumbent obstructionists hither to fore known as Republicans.
Where’s my safe room, my coloring books, my crying towel? I am totally frustrated and disappointed............. Ah, never mind, I’ll go open a beer.!
Maybe they did. I find it surprising how some main stream Protestant churches are becoming advocates for social justice.
Need anymore proof Virginia is a lost cause..look what they elected..a he/she
I cant help but think of all the men of both the north and the south who fought in the civil war and in many cases died in Virginia rolling in their graves!
A RINO bites the dust.
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