Eileen Filler-Corn served as the 56th Speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates. She was the first woman in the 400-year history of Virginia’s legislature to serve as Speaker. Today, she continues to serve her community and commonwealth in the House of Delegates fighting on behalf of her constituents and all Virginians.
Representing the 41st House District, which includes portions of Fairfax County, Eileen’s passion for service shines through her tireless work to make the Commonwealth of Virginia a better place to live, work, and raise a family. Her commitment to improving the lives of her neighbors is what drove her to run for the House of Delegates.
In her more than a decade of service in the House of Delegates, Eileen has been 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.
During her time as Speaker of the House, the House of Delegates passed a record amount of groundbreaking, progressive legislation to implement necessary gun violence prevention measures, dramatically expand voting rights, support small businesses, improve the lives of working families in the Commonwealth, combat climate change, make our criminal justice system fairer, root out discrimination, and make Virginia the 38th state to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment. The House’s bold actions to move the Commonwealth forward have led to Virginia earning record-breaking back-to-back titles as CNBC’s Top State for Business and jumping to #23 in the nation for workers – up from dead last.
Speaker Filler-Corn also oversaw the House of Delegates during the COVID-19 public health and economic crisis, passing critical legislation to keep Virginians safe and put the Commonwealth’s economy on the path to a strong recovery. Thanks to her leadership, Virginia developed a top vaccination program and significantly curbed the spread of the virus, all while the Commonwealth’s unemployment rate remained well below the national average.
In the House of Delegates, Filler-Corn serves on the House Education Committee; the House Agriculture, Chesapeake, and Natural Resources Committee; and the House Rules Committee. She also serves on the Virginia Growth and Opportunity Board, the Joint Commission on Transportation Accountability, the Commission on Intergovernmental Cooperation, the Public Private Partnership Advisory Commission, the Online Virginia Network Authority, the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission, the Legislative Support Commission, the MEI Project Approval Commission, and the Northern Virginia Transportation Commission.
Outside of the Virginia General Assembly, Eileen serves as Chair of the Board for Jobs for Virginia Graduates. She is also a member of the Board of Directors of the following organizations: American Jewish Committee (AJC), the Center for Public Policy Innovation (CPPI), the Fairfax County Arts Council, and Jewish Foundation for Group Homes (JFGH).
Speaker Filler-Corn’s career has been devoted to public service. She was an original organizer of the Million Mom March, acting as the Vice President and Chairman of the Northern Virginia chapter in 2001. Prior to her election to the House, she also served in the administrations of Governors Mark Warner and Tim Kaine.
The Eileen and her husband, Bob, live in Springfield and remain active members of the same community in which they raised their two children, Jeremy and Alana.