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EXIT of the DAY: Exit 75 I-95s to: Williamsburg, VA near Richmond, VA
“In 2017, northern Virginia journalist, Danica Roem, made history by becoming the first openly transgender candidate elected to the Virginia legislature.
More salient, Danica Roem unseated the state’s most prominent social conservative, Robert Marshall. Bob Marshall notably was against several progressive and gay initiatives including birth control and the flying of the rainbow flag.
Said House Minority Leader David Toscano, a democrat from Charlottesville: “It’s quite an experience to experience a tsunami election, and this is it!” The tsunami resulted from the electoral earthquake that put Donald Trump in the White House.
Roem was born and raised in Prince William County. Her father committed suicide when she was three years old, and her maternal grandfather acted as a father figure. Roem majored in journalism at Saint Bonaventure College in New York and became an award winning journalist. Perhaps no less attractive to rock and rollers of any age, in her spare time, Danica moonlights as a guitarist in a heavy metal band.
Fast Forward to 2018. Roem ran for the Virginia House of Delegates against anti-LGBT Republican incumbent Bob Marshall who held the office for the past 25 years. Marshall had authored the so-called "bathroom bill"and infamously referred to himself as Virginia's "chief homophobe"
Having been born Dan Roem, Danica beat Bob by promising to be a voice of inclusion. So did she run on issues like gay rights, global warming, or universal health care?
Nope! Her main policy goal is reducing traffic congestion on Route 28. After all, all politics is local. Right?”
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