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Delegate elections smashed fundraising records in Prince William


Prince William recorded the most expensive races for the House of Delegates in the county’s history in 2017, with candidates in each of the six contested races for the General Assembly’s lower chamber smashing records for previous fundraising efforts in those districts.

VaNews January 29, 2018

“You can’t just say, ‘I hate Trump, vote for me’”: Danica Roem on her historic win


Danica Roem made history two weeks ago as America’s first openly transgender state lawmaker, and she already has a lot on her mind. She won’t take office in the Virginia House of Delegates until January, but requests from her new constituents are already coming in

VaNews November 23, 2017

New faces to bring new diversity to Virginia lawmakers

By SARAH RANKIN, Associated Press

Danica Roem, a transgender woman whose defeat of an outspoken, socially conservative lawmaker has made news around the world, is just one of several women making history in this week's Virginia elections. The state House is also getting its first Latina members, its first Asian-American woman delegate and likely its first openly lesbian member.

VaNews November 9, 2017

Danica Roem wins 13th District race to become state's first transgender lawmaker

By ALEX KOMA, Sun Gazette

Democrat Danica Roem made history in Virginia by becoming the state’s first transgender lawmaker and one of just a handful of openly trans people to win elected office nationwide. Roem succeeded where nine other Democrats have failed on Nov. 7, knocking off 25-year Del. Bob Marshall, R-13th District

VaNews November 8, 2017

Down-ballot drama: 2017 guide to Virginia House of Delegate races


In addition to the high-profile race for governor and other statewide races, Virginia voters will be asked to weigh in on a flurry of competitive races farther down the ballot: House of Delegate seats are also up for grabs Tuesday. This election features more competitive House races than at any time in the past two decades, and analysts say the usually local, low-key races are shaping up to be an early barometer of the national political climate nearly a year into Donald Trump’s presidency.

VaNews November 4, 2017

In Obscure Virginia Races, a Test of Anger at the President

By TRIP GABRIEL, New York Times (Metered Paywall - 1 to 2 articles a month)

The voting for Virginia governor on Tuesday, traditionally a referendum on the party in the White House one year into a new administration, is the big political show of 2017. But the real weather vane for the country may be many rungs down the ballot in obscure races for the House of Delegates.

VaNews November 3, 2017

Virginia’s GOP leaders send Del. Marshall a late infusion of cash

By ANTONIO OLIVO , Washington Post (Metered Paywall - 3 articles a month)

Del. Robert G. Marshall (R-Prince William) has received a late-stage infusion of cash from Virginia Republican leaders, which one expert said suggests the state party is worried about losing the seat he has held for nearly 26 years. During the past three weeks, political action committees tied to likely incoming House of Delegates Speaker M. Kirkland Cox and former speaker William J. Howell contributed a total of $75,000 toward Marshall’s campaign

VaNews November 2, 2017

Danica Roem on Corey Stewart's attacks: 'I'm as much a part of Virginia's culture as anyone else'

By PATRICK WILSON , Richmond Times-Dispatch (Metered Paywall - 7 articles a month)

Corey Stewart, Republican chairman of the Prince William Board of County Supervisors, mocked the gender identification of Democratic House candidate Danica Roem on Sunday at a Bikers for Trump rally in Virginia Beach.

VaNews October 31, 2017

53 women running for 100 seats in House

By SARAH RANKIN, Associated Press

On Election Day last year, Julie Copeland, who leads a training program for Democratic women who want to run for office in Virginia, began to worry she might soon be out of a job. “I was so thrilled to find out I was completely wrong,” Copeland said

VaNews October 31, 2017

Campaign flier paid for by Virginia GOP ‘misgenders’ Democratic candidate

By FAIZ SIDDIQUI, Washington Post (Metered Paywall - 3 articles a month)

A new campaign mailer paid for by the Republican Party of Virginia repeatedly refers to Danica Roem, a transgender woman seeking election to the state House of Delegates, as a man and accuses her of making her identity part of the race.

VaNews October 30, 2017