Sarah McBride, a prominent transgender activist, announced Tuesday that she is running for a seat in the Delaware State Senate
“I’ve spent my life fighting for people to have dignity, peace of mind, and a fair shot at staying afloat and getting ahead,” she said in her campaign announcement video.
McBride is seeking to fill the District 1 seat currently held by Democrat Harris McDowell who announced his plans to retire.
If elected in 2020, McBride would become the first openly transgender state senator in her state.
The 28-year-old transgender activist made history in 2016 when she addressed the Democratic National Convention – the first time an openly transgender person has ever addressed a major political party’s convention.
McBride has also served as national press secretary for the Human Rights Campaign, a LGBTQ advocacy organization, and is the author of the memoir “Tomorrow Will Be Different: Love, Loss, and the Fight for Trans Equality.”