Virginia House of Delegates, District 13
Virginia state Del. Danica Roem (D-13th) represents the City of Manassas Park and the Prince William County portions of Haymarket, Gainesville and Manassas in the Virginia House of Delegates. Born at Prince William Hospital in Manassas in 1984, Del. Roem is a step-mom and a lifelong resident of the 13th District from Manassas. She covered western Prince William County as the lead reporter of the Gainesville Times/Prince William Times from 2006-2015.
After winning a historic election in 2017 to become the first out-and-seated transgender state legislator in American history, Del. Roem joined a bi-partisan coalition of state lawmakers in 2018 to expand Medicaid to 400,000 uninsured Virginians and raise teacher pay throughout the commonwealth. She also helped bring Haymarket its first commuter bus line to Arlington (beginning Dec. 17, 2018) and was thrilled when the NVTA voted in June 2018 to allocate $128 million to improve Route 28.
In 2019, she authored three House Bills that passed the General Assembly to make applying for free and reduced meals for their kids more accessible (HB 2400), increasing transparency in local government (HB 2375) and preventing child support fraud (HB 2339). She continues to advocate for fixing Route 28, expanding access to quality, affordable health insurance, government accountability and making Virginia a more inclusive commonwealth.