A native of Wilmington, Delaware, Sarah has been involved in politics and progressive advocacy for nearly half her life, including experience with the campaigns of former Governor Jack Markell and the late Attorney General Beau Biden.
She co-founded a statewide high school young Democrats organization and worked for Gov. Jack Markell, Attorney General Beau Biden. While in college at American University, McBride interned in the Obama White House.
Sarah’s spent her life fighting for dignity, equality, and a level playing field for everyone – and now she’s taking that fight to Dover.
In 2013, McBride joined the Board of Directors of Equality Delaware and became the leading advocate for the state’s landmark non-discrimination legislation, which was signed into law in June of 2013. For her efforts advancing equality in Delaware, former Gov. Markell awarded Sarah the Order of the First State, making her one of the youngest Delawareans granted the state’s highest civilian honor.
Sarah currently serves as a spokesperson for the Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest LGBTQ advocacy organization. In 2016, she spoke at the Democratic National Convention.
In 2018, Sarah published a memoir, “Tomorrow Will Be Different.” The book recounts her experiences fighting for equality in Delaware and nationally, as well as her relationship with her late husband, Andrew Cray, for whom McBride was a caregiver throughout a battle with cancer that ultimately claimed his life.
McBride lives in Wilmington’s Highlands neighborhood, blocks away from where she was raised. She is a graduate of Cab Calloway School of the Arts and American University. Sarah serves on several local boards, including the board of the Delaware Art Museum.