ABC News reports:
Sarah McBride has won a seat in the Delaware state Senate Tuesday night, making history by becoming the first openly transgender state senator in the United States.
McBride, 30, will also be the nation’s highest-ranking openly transgender elected official. She defeated her Republican opponent, Steven Washington, 73% to 27%, with all precincts reporting.
This is not the first time McBride has made history. She interned with President Barack Obama’s administration in 2012, becoming the first openly transgender person to work at the White House, according to The New York Times.
I hope tonight shows an LGBTQ kid that our democracy is big enough for them, too.
— Sarah McBride (@SarahEMcBride) November 4, 2020
Congratulations to our very own @SarahEMcBride on becoming the first openly transgender state senator nationwide and first trans member of Delaware’s Legislature! We’re so proud of you for this historic win. #ElectionNight #UnityWins pic.twitter.com/ahthxtdgG4
— Human Rights Campaign (@HRC) November 4, 2020
‘We’ve shown this state and this country who we are’ — Sarah McBride just made as history as the first out transgender person to become a state senator in the U.S. pic.twitter.com/r9SScFepwJ
— NowThis (@nowthisnews) November 4, 2020