Danica Roem, the first openly transgender person to be elected to a U.S. statehouse seat, was re-elected to her Virginia seat on Tuesday.
Roem is the longtime lead singer of a metal band called CAB RIDE HOME.
Democrat Roem, a former journalist for the Montgomery County Sentinel and a lifelong resident of Manassas, Virginia, bested her Republican opponent Kelly McGinn by a 57-43 margin. She will continue to represent the 13th District in the Virginia House of Delegates — encompassing Manassas, Manassas Park, Gainesville, and Haymarket.
“Danica Roem has once again made history, becoming the longest-serving and first openly transgender elected official to be re-elected in our nation’s history.”
“Throughout her tenure in the House of Delegates, Roem has remained focused on the needs of her constituents, despite hateful and divisive attacks from anti-LGBTQ groups and her opponents.”