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Sarah McBride


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Sarah McBride

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

Raised in Wilmington, McBride 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.

She later served as a spokesperson for the Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest LGBTQ equal rights organization. McBride teaches public policy at the University ofDelaware and is the author of the 2018 memoir, “Tomorrow Will Be Different.”

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

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 to the state Senate in 2020, 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 also 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 a member of the Senate Banking, Business, Insurance & Technology, Education, Executive and Judiciary committees.

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

Family

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

Education

Cab Calloway School of Arts, Class of 2009; Bachelor's degree, Government, American University, 2013

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State Senator

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Senate, 2020 to present

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Legislative Highlights


Senate Bill 300


This Act updates the mandatory reporting requirements for Delaware physicians with anxiety, depression, and other mental health challenges. These changes are necessary to ensure that physicians are able to seek treatment without undue stigma or fear of loss of medical […]

Senate Bill 280


This Act requires medical marijuana compassion centers and safety compliance facilities that have 20 or more employees to have a labor peace agreement with 1 more bona fide labor organizations. This Act defines “labor peace agreement” as an agreement between […]

Senate Bill 277


This Act increases opportunities for federally qualified health centers (“FQHC”) and government-operated dental clinics to serve the indigent and other underserved communities with dental care and improves flexibility with updated provisional licensing processes for FQHC and government-operated dental clinic applicants. […]

Senate Bill 256


SB 256 updates the crime of official misconduct to ensure appropriate accountability of public servants who abuse their positions of power and public trust. […]

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