Danica Roem defeats Del. Bob Marshall in Manassas, becomes first transgender person ever elected to U.S. statehouse (Richmond Times Dispatch)


Stephen Farnsworth, a political-science professor at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, said Roem’s victory “demonstrates good political instincts: not to rise to the challenge of an opponent who wanted to make this a referendum on who Roem is.”

“Voters are far more interested in economic development and schools and transportation than they are in any cultural war in a House of Delegates district,” Farnsworth said.

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