Title: “‘Madam Speaker’: After 400 years, Filler-Corn becomes first woman to lead Virginia House”
Author: Graham Moomaw
Source: Virginia Mercury
Date: Jan. 8, 2020
On Wednesday, Del. Eileen Filler-Corn of Fairfax became the first woman ever elected to lead the House of Delegates, taking the gavel as Democrats prepare to use their hard-won majority power to dramatically reshape state policy.
On what is usually a light day filled with organizational formalities, a crowd packed the House chamber to watch Filler-Corn, a 55-year-old government relations consultant, make history as the first woman and the first Jewish person to lead the body.