Danica Roem

Virginia House of Delegates, 13th District

Spotlight Candidate

Danica will be one of the first trans women ever reelected in the United States

Biography

Danica Roem is running for reelection to the Virginia House of Delegates, 13th District.

Danica unseated a 26-year Republican incumbent in 2017 (the self-described “chief homophobe” of Virginia) in 2017. Since her election, she has fulfilled campaign promises by voting to expand Medicaid access to 400,000 uninsured Virginians throughout the Commonwealth, including 3,800 of her uninsured constituents. She also helped raise teacher pay and secure funding for the first commuter bus to serve Haymarket and the Heathcote Boulevard corridor while relentlessly advocating for fixing Route 28, her top priority as a candidate and a legislator. Because of her advocacy in office, the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority voted in 2018 to allocate more than $120 million to improve Route 28. She continues to champion Virginia’s LGBTQ community and strives to make Virginia more inclusive overall. 

Danica has appeared on CBS, MSNBC, CNN, Comedy Central, VH1, E! and the cover of TIME magazine. She has been covered by the New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today and Wall Street Journal.  She has a deep respect for the freedom of the press and served as the lead reporter of the Gainesville Times from 2006-2015, where she authored more than 2,500 news stories about the greater Prince William County area. In 2018, she earned the Gainesville Times/Prince William Times “Readers Choice Award” for “Best Local Politician” because of her focus on constituent service. Danica was awarded Victory Institute’s “Tammy Baldwin Breakthrough Award” in 2018 for her dedicated work for the LGBTQ community. 

Danica is stepmom and a lifelong resident of the 13th District.

Watch Danica receive the 2018 Tammy Baldwin Breakthrough Award here.

LGBTQ history in the making:

Danica Roem is the first out-and-seated transgender state legislator in American history!

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