Sen. Sarah McBride, D-Wilmington, is running for U.S. Congress. She was elected to the Delaware Senate in 2020 and has worked to pass legislation on health care access and green technologies. She currently serves as chair of the Senate Health and Social Services Committee and is a member of the Senate's judiciary; education; executive; and banking, business, insurance and technology committees.
McBride was born in Wilmington and graduated from Cab Calloway School of the Arts. She went on to receive a bachelor's degree from American University and, shortly after graduating, married her late husband in 2014. She is a proud aunt of seven.
McBride is the first openly transgender state senator in the country. Before becoming a Delaware legislator, she served as the national spokesperson for the Human Rights Campaign. Her congressional campaign is focused on:
- Expanding healthcare access and bringing costs down.
- Reforming the criminal justice system by ending mass incarceration, legalizing marijuana, expunging convictions and investing in training programs for people reentering society.
- Tackling climate change and building a green economy.
- Implementing gun safety measures like background checks and bans on assault weapons.