RICHMOND, Va. (WDBJ7) -- There has been a new House Minority Leader elected in Virginia.
The House Democratic Caucus announced Saturday that Delegate Eileen Filler-Corn will serve as leader for the 2019 General Assembly session and state legislative elections.
The election was held after leader David Toscano announced that he would resign from the position as of December 31, 2018.
Roanoke Delegate Sam Rasoul congratulated Delegate Filler-Corn on Twitter.
Congratulations to @EFillerCorn on becoming our New Democratic Leader! It was a spirited race which came down the wire and we are stronger for it. Thanks to @C_Herring, @RipSullivan48, and @marcussimon for running.— (((Sam Rasoul))) (@Sam_Rasoul) December 8, 2018
We are all committed to becoming the Majority in 2019! pic.twitter.com/BD1u9FAPQj
“Delegate Filler-Corn has shown tremendous leadership in her roles within the Caucus, including as Co-Chair of the Safe Virginia Initiative. I know she will work tirelessly for the Caucus, and Commonwealth, as House Democratic Leader," said Delegate Toscano.