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Politics Eileen Filler-Corn: Virginia Democrats elect first female speaker of the House

23:20  09 november  2019
23:20  09 november  2019 Source:   cnn.com

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Eileen Filler - Corn , 55, was elected the first Jewish and female speaker to represent the Virginia House of Delegates. Filler - corn is a democrat representing the Fairfax county suburbs in Washington D.C. since 2010, and on top of being the first female and the first Jewish woman of the

Following Election Day, for the first time since 1994, Virginia ’s state government is controlled by Democrats . Meet Eileen Filler - Corn , a Jewish mom of two from northern Virginia , who has also broken barriers in Virginia state politics: She’s poised to be the first woman Speaker of the House

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For the first time in Virginia's 400-year legislative history, a woman will become speaker of the House.

Del. Eileen Filler-Corn, the current Democratic House leader, won a competitive race for the top spot after Democrats flipped both the House and Senate in Tuesday's election.

Filler-Corn, who will make history as the first Jewish speaker of the House, beat out three other candidates for the position. She is the first woman to serve in her current role as minority leader.

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Eileen Filler - Corn might become the first Jew and the first woman to serve as Virginia 's Speaker of the House of Delegates. Eileen Filler - Corn , a 55-year-old mother of two, is a Democrat who represents the Fairfax county Virginians also elected the first Muslim woman to the state senate.

Eileen R. Filler - Corn (born June 5, 1964) is an American politician and Speaker -designate of the Virginia House of Delegates. Since 2010 she has served in the Virginia House of Delegates

"On Tuesday, Virginians spoke and we have listened. It is time to govern and usher in a new era in Virginia. As Speaker-designee of the House of Delegates, I will be ready to work with all of my colleagues toward a better Commonwealth," Filler-Corn said in a statement.

"The firsts are not lost on me - the first woman and the first Jewish person elected Speaker-designee in our 400 year legislative history - but it doesn't define me. When I joined this body less than 10 years ago, I was the only mom serving with school-aged kids. We have come so far since then," Filler-Corn said, touting the legislative body's cultural, gender and geographic diversity.

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam said in a statement: "Virginia made history again today." He congratulated Filler-Corn and Del. Charniele Herring, who was elected the first woman and African American majority leader.

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RICHMOND — Democrats in Virginia ’s House of Delegates elected Eileen Filler - Corn of Fairfax County to be their leader Saturday, replacing Del. If Democrats are able to take back control of the House in next year’s elections , Filler - Corn could be in position to be the first woman to serve as

House Democratic Leader Eileen Filler - Corn , a Virginia Del. Eileen Filler - Corn (D) is arguing that she has successfully steered the state House Democratic Caucus through a tumultuous year. Rosalynn Dance prior to being elected to the House . At the time, Democrats held a tiny minority of

On election night this week, Filler-Corn told CNN: "I think it's about time that we had people elected to positions that actually look and reflected like the Commonwealth of Virginia and yes, that includes women at the helm."

Democrats' wins on Tuesday gave the party full control of the state's government for the first time in more than two decades. The election outcome puts Northam and Democrats in the Legislature in position to pursue a progressive agenda -- including gun control measures, which majority Republicans had blocked, and a higher minimum wage.

The victories completed a Democratic comeback in the state Legislature that began in 2017, when Democrats made major gains in the Legislature, largely through suburban districts, and Northam won handily in an early sign of backlash over Donald Trump's presidency.

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Alice Stewart writes that Tuesday's elections proved to be a good night for Democrats, a bad night for an unpopular governor, and a teachable moment for President Trump and the Republican Party. Key races in Kentucky, Mississippi, and Virginia tested the political landscape one year out from the 2020 presidential election. Yet, before anyone labels this as a referendum on President Trump, remember, he was not on the ballot, and Democrats were on a mission to make inroads in suburbia. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.

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