The Washington Blade reports:
Virginia state Del. Danica Roem (D-Manassas) on Tuesday won her race for the state Senate. The Manassas Democrat defeated Republican Bill Woolf by a 51.5-48.2 margin. Roem is among the many LGBTQ candidates who won their respective races on Tuesday. State Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria) defeated Republican Sophia Moshasha in Senate District 39 by a 78-21.7 percent margin. State Del. Mark Sickles (D-Fairfax County) won re-election in House District 17. Ebbin and Sickles are both gay.
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Danica Roem’s race is being called, and she will become Virginia’s first transgender Senator!
She was in a very hard fought race, where hecklers openly shouted transphobic slurs at her in town halls.
Anti-trans politics does not win elections.
Congratulations, Senator Roem! pic.twitter.com/Pr0TATyIey
— Erin Reed (@ErinInTheMorn) November 8, 2023
To the people of western Prince William County, the City of Manassas Park and the City of Manassas: I’m so grateful to continue serving my lifelong home community, now in the state Senate.
Thank you so, so much. It’s time to get back to work! pic.twitter.com/EYVYvvTExo
— Del. Danica Roem (@pwcdanica) November 8, 2023
— Michael K. Lavers (He/Him) (@mklavers81) November 8, 2023
BREAKING: @pwcdanica just won her race to Virginia’s SD-30!
In 2017, Danica flipped a Virginia House seat blue and was sworn in as the first openly transgender state legislator in the nation. Now, she’s excited to continue her community-focused work in the state Senate. pic.twitter.com/u2i6NSxCqF
— Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee (@DLCC) November 8, 2023