Sarah McBride State Senator(CNN) Democratic activist Sarah McBride will become America’s first person who publicly identifies as transgender to serve as a state senator, after winning Tuesday’s election in Delaware.

McBride, a former spokesperson for the Human Rights Campaign, overwhelmingly beat Republican candidate Steve Washington in Delaware’s 1st District, a heavily Democratic district that includes the city of Wilmington. She won about 73% of the vote, according to unofficial results…

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Transgender Pulse sends Sarah McBride our congratulations on this milestone event.