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Washington Suburb Elects Transgender Journalist to Virginia Legislature

CNSNews.com Staff
By CNSNews.com Staff | November 7, 2017 | 9:34 PM EST

Danica Roem (Screen Capture)

NBC News 4 in Washington, D.C., is reporting that a district in the Northern Virginia suburbs of Washington, D.C. has elected a transgender journalist to the Virginia House of Delegates.

The station reported:

"Danica Roem, a journalist turned public works advocate, has won Virginia’s 13th District House of Delegates seat, making her the state’s first transgender legislator.

"Roem beat out the district’s 26-year incumbent, conservative values and government transparency champion Bob Marshall.

"The race attracted national attention as Marshall, a conservative who proposed a bill restricting which bathrooms transgender people could use, faced off against the transgender stepmother who plays in a metal band.

"The district also found itself in the spotlight as one of a few Republican-governed areas that voted for Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential race.

It also reported:

"Roem was born in Manassas and attended Catholic school in northern Virginia until she moved away for college. After college, she returned to Virginia and worked for the Gainesville Times, a local newspaper. She later worked for the Prince William Times and the Montgomery County Sentinel.

"In 2013, Roem began her transition to life as a woman. She changed her name and started hormone replacement therapy."

 


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