Sarah McBride Becomes First Transgender State Senator

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.