Virginia state Delegate Danica Roem (D-13th) is a lifelong resident of the Manassas part of Prince William County. She represents western Prince William County and the City of Manassas Park in her third term as a member of the Virginia House of Delegates, where she has authored 42 House Bills passed by the Virginia General Assembly since 2018.
A 2006 graduate of St. Bonaventure University’s Jandoli School of Journalism, Danica worked for 10.5 years as a newspaper reporter, authoring more than 2,500 news stories and earning seven Virginia Press Association awards during her more than nine years with the Gainesville Times / Prince William Times from 2006 - 2015.
She also worked as a staff writer with The Hotline (National Journal Group) from 2009 - 2013 and as the news editor of the Montgomery County Sentinel from 2015 - 2016, twice placing as runner-up for the MDDC’s James S. Keat Freedom of Information award.
In 2017, Danica unseated the self-described "chief homophobe" of Virginia to become the first out-and-seated transgender state legislator in American history.
In February of 2022, Danica took over as the executive director of Emerge Virginia, where she trains Democratic women to run for office. Her memoir, published April 26, 2022 through Viking Books, is titled “Burn the Page: True Stories of Torching Doubts, Blazing Trails and Igniting Change.”
Danica is also now running to represent the newly drawn 30th District of the Virginia state Senate in 2023.
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