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Sarah McBride

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  • Sarah McBride

  • About Sarah

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  • Senate
  • Senator Sarah McBride represents the First State Senate District, which includes Claymont, Bellefonte, and parts of Edgemoor and Wilmington.

    Raised in Wilmington in the First Senate District, she graduated from Cab Calloway School of the Arts and American University.

    She has been involved in community advocacy for most of her life, including working for former Governor Jack Markell, the late Attorney General Beau Biden, and as a White House intern during the Obama Administration. Most recently, she served as a spokesperson for the Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest LGBTQ equal rights organization.

    Prior to her service in the State Senate, McBride led the successful effort to pass a landmark non-discrimination law in Delaware, worked with state leaders to expand health care covered by Medicaid, and championed legislation protecting vulnerable youth from child abuse.

    McBride has taught public policy at the University of Delaware and is the author of the 2018 memoir, “Tomorrow Will Be Different.”

    For her work and advocacy, former Gov. Markell awarded McBride the Order of the First State, making her one of the youngest Delawareans granted the state’s highest civilian honor. When McBride was elected in November 2020, succeeding former state Senator Harris B. McDowell III, she became the first openly transgender state senator in American history.

    As a state senator, McBride has passed legislation expanding access to health care, requiring mental health and media literacy education in public schools, promoting green technologies, and protecting workers and families. In just her first term, McBride passed the landmark Healthy Delaware Families Act, providing paid family and medical leave to workers throughout the First State and marking the largest expansion of Delaware's social safety net in decades.

    She currently serves as chair of the Senate Health & Social Services Committee and is a member of the Senate Housing Committee, Senate Corrections & Public Safety Committee, Senate Judiciary Committee, Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, and the Joint Legislative Oversight and Sunset Committee.

    Sarah married her late husband Andrew Cray in 2014 and is the proud aunt of Juliette, Theo, Bennett, Sydney, Ben and Addison.

  • Candidate Questions

  • Education Equity

  • Yes

    I support data- and research-supported policies to make our schools safer for students, educators, and staff.

  • Yes
  • Immigrants’ Rights

  • Yes

    I am proud to be the Senate Prime sponsor of the Cover All Children Act. Every child, no matter their family circumstance, deserve access to health care. This is smart and compassionate policy.

  • Yes
  • Smart Justice

  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Reproductive Freedom

  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Voting Rights

  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes