Speaker of the House of Delegates Eileen Filler-Corn, the first woman in the 402-year history of Virginia’s legislature to hold the position, rose to this role after representing the 41st House District for a decade, making her the fastest person to ascend to the post.
Filler-Corn has devoted her career to public service. She was an original organizer of the Million Mom March, acting as the vice president and chair of the Northern Virginia chapter in 2001. Prior to her election to the House, she served in the administrations of Virginia governors Mark Warner and Tim Kaine. She has spent her time in the legislature as a listener and problem solver, delivering results that move her community forward and advocating for everyone equally regardless of background, circumstance, or ideology. She has introduced, championed, and passed legislation that has made Virginia a safer, stronger, and more equal Commonwealth.
A politics major at Ithaca College, Filler-Corn founded the College Democrats and organized a visit to Ithaca by Geraldine Ferraro, who was the first woman nominated for national office by a major party when she served as Walter Mondale’s vice-presidential running mate in 1984. After graduating in 1986, Filler-Corn went on to receive her J.D. from American University Washington College of Law.