WASHINGTON — Democratic Delegate Danica Roem won re-election to HD-13, a testament to her effectiveness in fighting for Manassas Park and Prince William County. This seat was represented by a 13-term Republican until Roem flipped it in 2017.
“Delegate Roem has relentlessly focused on local concerns facing her constituents from alleviating food security for students to reducing traffic on Route 28,” said Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee President Jessica Post. “Danica is a thoughtful, determined consensus builder and changemaker that all of Manassas Park and Prince William County can be proud of. Congratulations to Delegate Roem on this tremendous victory and we’re looking forward to seeing her continue to be a champion for the most vulnerable in her community.”
The DLCC and its affiliated groups invested in Virginia to support candidates like Delegate Danica Roem and provided critical political guidance, strategic planning, data analysis, and messaging support — all of which proved to be successful with the Democratic victory in this race.
Delegate Roem made history in 2017 as the first openly transgender person in the country to be elected and seated in a state legislature. In the Virginia House of Delegates, she helped lead the charge for Medicaid expansion, advocated for infrastructure investments in northern Virginia, repealed the so-called gay and trans panic defense, and passed eight bills to address food insecurity for Virginia students. She defeated Christopher Stone, who opposed vaccine requirements, LGBTQ anti-discrimination laws, and equal access to public facilities for transgender students.
The commonwealth has become a model for passing progressive legislation including making child care more affordable for working families, strengthening voting rights, passing sweeping criminal justice reform measures, creating tuition-free community college programs, raising the minimum wage, ending surprise medical billing, banning LGBTQ discrimination, providing eviction and utility aid, and making Virginia the “Top State for Business” while strengthening workers’ pay, benefits, and working conditions.