Richmond, Va. (CNN) — For the first time in Virginia’s legislative history, a woman will become speaker of the House.
She will also be the first Jewish Speaker.
Democratic delegates and delegates-elect met to elect the caucus leadership Saturday morning. In a ‘history-making vote’ they nominated Filler-Corn for House speaker. She won a three-way race for the Speaker’s seat.
During the meeting, it was announced that Delegate Charniele Herring will be the new Majority Leader in the House of Delegates. Herring is the first woman and the first African American to hold that position.