RICHMOND, VA. – Democratic Party of Virginia Chairwoman Susan Swecker issued the following statement congratulating Eileen Filler-Corn on being chosen as the next Speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates, becoming the first female Speaker in the history of Virginia's legislature:
“In another historic moment for Virginia, Democrats have elected the first female Speaker of the House of Delegates in our Commonwealth's history. Congratulations to Delegate Filler-Corn on this historic achievement. After serving as the House Minority Leader in the previous legislative session and becoming the first woman to lead a caucus in the General Assembly, Eileen will be an excellent leader in the House of Delegates. She was a major force on the campaign trail this year, helping build our historic majority. Now she'll be a major force in the Assembly, ensuring Democrats deliver on our platform of equal rights, affordable health care, common sense gun safety, and more."