Transgender woman wins House race, makes history

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WASHINGTON D.C. (WRIC) — Virginia House of Delegates candidate Danica Roem is about to become the first out transgender person to serve in a state legislature in the United States.

She defeated Republican candidate and 25-year incumbent Bob Marshall.

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Aisha Moddie-Mills, the President and CEO of Victory Fund which helped fund her campaign issued a statement.

“Danica defeated [sic] Marshall not because she is transgender, but because she presented a positive vision for her constituents that will improve their lives,” Moodie-Mills said. “Danica’s victory is a historic milestone in our continued march toward equality – becoming the first out trans person to ever win and serve in a state legislature.”

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