In addition to this year's bathroom bill, Marshall was also the author of a now-void constitutional amendment that defined marriage as between one man and one woman, and sponsored a bill banning gay people from openly serving in the Virginia National Guard. She also argued that Marshall had spent too much of his energy during his term tackling social issues. "This is about the people of the 13th District disregarding fear tactics, disregarding phobias. where we celebrate you because of who you are, not despite it".
During the campaign, Marshall refused to use Roem's correct pronouns.
For months, Roem had knocked on doors and visited subdivisions, talking to anyone who would listen about her goal of alleviating traffic on Northern Virginia's crowded roadways.
"Roem ran a smart, issues-driven campaign focused on improving the lives of her neighbors; a campaign that ran counter to her opponent's divisive and transphobic rhetoric". "We shouldn't just be pigeonholed into the idea that we're just going to be fighting about bathrooms".
After her win on Tuesday night, Danica Roem appeared live on FOX 5 DC Wednesday morning to talk about her campaign, the issues she's passionate about and what's ahead as she heads to Richmond.
When asked about Marshall after her victory, Roem said that "I don't attack my constituents".
"For 26 years I've been proud to fight for you, and fight for our future".
Roem told FOX 5 she believes her victory says voters want the changes she promised, and she's already started her quest to fulfill them.
"Thank you Hoboken. I look forward to being your Mayor!"
In addition to calling Marshall "a mirror" of Trump, Roem accused him of being more concerned with advancing his conservative causes than dealing with local problems.
Standing atop a table inside a pub Tuesday night in the Washington, D.C. exurb of Prince William County, Democrat Danica Roem veered briefly from the script she'd followed so closely in her march to represent Virginia's 13th legislative district.
One pf the biggest reasons Roem ran is what some commuters describe as a terrible commute along Route 28.
"Just because I sing in a heavy metal band while spinning my head in circles and getting paid to do it, why can't I run for government?"