DOVER, Del. (AP) — Democrat Sarah McBride won a state Senate race on Tuesday in Delaware, and would become the first openly transgender state senator in the country when sworn in.
McBride defeated Republican Steve Washington to win the seat that became open following the retirement of the longest-serving legislator in Delaware history.
McBride won in a heavily Democratic district stretching from northern Wilmington to the Pennsylvania border. She joins several other transgender legislators around the country but will be the first transgender state senator.
McBride interned at the White House under former President Barack Obama and made history at the 2016 Democratic National Convention as the first openly transgender person to speak at a major party convention.