Speaker Eileen Filler-Corn is the first woman in the 400-year history of Virginia’s legislature to be elected Speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates.
Representing the 41st House District, which includes portions of Fairfax County, Speaker Filler-Corn’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, Speaker Filler-Corn 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.
Under the leadership of Speaker Filler-Corn, the House of Delegates has 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 has also overseen 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 is leading the country in vaccinations and curbing the spread of the virus, and the Commonwealth’s unemployment rate is well below the national average.
In the House of Delegates, Speaker Filler-Corn is the Chair of the House Committee on Rules as well as Chair of the Joint Rules Committee. She also serves on the Committee on District Courts, 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, the Northern Virginia Transportation Commission, the Commemorative Commission to Honor the Contributions of the Women of Virginia, the Commission on Employee Retirement Security and Pension Reform, the Governor’s Advisory Council on Revenue Estimates, the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation Board of Trustees, the VMFA Board of Trustees, and the Judicial Council of Virginia.
Outside of the Virginia General Assembly, Speaker Filler-Corn 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).
The Speaker’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 Speaker 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.