December 6, 2023

Eileen Filler-Corn, former member of the Virginia Home of Delegates who served because the chamber’s first lady Speaker, has introduced she’ll run for a northern Virginia congressional seat subsequent yr.

Filler-Corn, who was additionally the primary Jewish Virginian to function Home Speaker, stated this week that she’d search the Democratic nomination to run in Virginia’s tenth Congressional District. Present VA-10 Rep. Jennifer Wexton introduced final month that she wouldn’t search reelection due to a current devastating well being prognosis.

Filler-Corn had beforehand been contemplating a bid for Virginia’s governorship in 2025. Her departure from that nascent contest leaves two different presumptive candidates – Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney and VA-07 Rep. Abigail Spanberger – as contenders for the Democratic nomination.

In a press release saying her congressional candidacy, Filler-Corn stated that she is “persevering with to battle relentlessly” to assist Democrats win majorities within the Basic Meeting on Nov. 7. In 2019, Filler-Corn helped lead Democrats to their first legislative majorities in Virginia in many years. After this yr’s election, she’ll flip her consideration to her U.S. Home bid.

“Congress has been left rudderless at a time of worldwide uncertainty. The American individuals and our allies overseas deserve higher than this,” Filler-Corn continued. “The chaos in Washington and the extremism of MAGA Republicans is making America weaker, each at dwelling and the world over, threatening our economic system, our allies, our well being and our freedoms, together with the correct to vote and a girl’s proper to decide on. VA-10 deserves somebody in Washington who can get to work on day one to tackle the chaos and extremism that threatens our very lifestyle.”

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