Transgender Ousts Virginia's Most Socially Conservative State Rep
Nov 09, 2017, 00:26
Roem, a Democrat, defeated Republican incumbent Bob Marshall who proposed a bill restricting which bathrooms transgender people could use and attempted to block Virginia from adding sex and gender discrimination to anti-discrimination rules.
"For 26 years I've been proud to fight for you, and fight for our future", he said. Once she is in office, she will also be the first openly transgender person elected and seated to a USA state legislature. Jenkins, a 56-year-old poet and historian who transitioned in her 30s, brings 25 years of public service to the job.
Roem raised $500,000 in donations, much of it coming from LGBT advocates and other supporters across the country, out raising Marshall 3-1, the Washington Post reported.
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While cultural issues may have defined national coverage of the race, for numerous voters, casting a vote meant sending a far more mundane message, and Roem's victory is just the prelude to years of grinding through the state bureaucracy. "We don't just want a seat at the table, we want to set the table". That is why Roem's election is making headlines.
"Virginia has changed so rapidly over the past 20 years".
Stephen Farnsworth, a political-science professor at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, said Roem's victory shows "that cultural wars don't win elections like they used to". "It's gone from a state where no politician would dare to condemn the Confederacy to a state where a suburban district would elect a transgender candidate", Farnsworth said.
For months, Roem had knocked on doors and visited subdivisions, talking to anyone who would listen about her goal of alleviating traffic on Northern Virginia's crowded roadways.
In addition to calling Marshall "a mirror" of Trump, Roem accused him of being more concerned with advancing his conservative causes than dealing with local problems. The Seattle Times reported that Durkan won 61 per cent of the vote Tuesday night.
One pf the biggest reasons Roem ran is what some commuters describe as a awful commute along Route 28.
Notices were posted at all polling places, reminding voters they may vote only once for cross-filed candidates in the same race. Paul, where voters will make picks for mayor, Election Day marks the culmination of almost a year of organized campaigning.
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