Virginia elected the first Jewish and female speaker, Eileen Filler-Corn

Credit: Jerusalem Post- Published 2 weeks ago
Eileen Filler-Corn, 55, was elected the first Jewish and female speaker to represent the Virginia House of Delegates.
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Published 2 weeks ago -  01:02
Democrats Win Control of Virginia Legislature
Democrats Win Control of Virginia Legislature. The results mark the first time Democrats have gained control of both the Virginia House and Senate in more than two decades. Virginia Governor Ralph Northam is also a Democrat, signaling that a progressive agenda is likely to make headway in the state. Democrats will also have control of redistricting in the state following the 2020 census. Formally a swing state, Virginia has elected a Democratic Governor since 2013. Top Democrats in the state attribute their comeback to Donald Trump's presidency. The temporary occupant of the White House and with his tweets, that made a difference ... That energized the base, Del. Eileen Filler-Corn, Democratic House Leader, via CNN. Issues expected to gain focus in the coming sessions include equal rights, minimum wage, gun laws and reproductive rights

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