After Roem’s election, Va. GOP leader wants to do away with ‘Gentlewoman’ title (Washington Post)

“It’s fair to say that your average Virginia delegate lives a life of quiet and, at most, local fame,” said Stephen J. Farnsworth, a political-science professor at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg. “So, if one has the chance to walk the red carpet, that could be very useful for building a national profile for causes of interest as well as raising money for a future campaign. But I suspect the voters of Prince William County will expect, particularly during the legislative session, that delegates stick to business.”

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