Real Delaware Women for Real Change

Our 2020 candidates represent real Delaware women who we are proud to endorse and support as they seek elected office. They are mothers, veterans, social justice advocates, and lawyers, who represent the values you and I want to see in our political system.

We are proud to introduce them to you.

Lt. Governor Bethany Hall-Long

Lieutenant Governor
Whether battling a pandemic or distributing naloxone to those in need, Lt. Governor Bethany Hall-Long is all in for Delaware. A mother, nurse, professor and former State Senator, Lt. Governor Hall-Long is committed to public service, fighting for all of us to succeed. She connects effortlessly, listens and cares, and stands up for what is right. Before being elected Lt. Governor in 2016, Bethany served in the Delaware General Assembly for 14 years first as a State Representative and then as a State Senator...

Sarah McBride

State Senate District 1
Sarah McBride is running to be State Senator from District 1 which includes Claymont, Bellefonte, Trolley Square and the Highlands. Sarah served as a founding board member of Mary Ann's List helping to build the organization.  Sarah's experiences navigating our broken healthcare system and advocating for equal opportunities inspire her vision for a strong state. As our country’s first transgender state senator, Sarah's voice will help shape our state legislature for the better. Sarah grew up in Delaware...

Kyle Evans Gay

State Senate District 5
Kyle is the consistent, Democratic voice Senate District 5 needs. Whether in the courtroom or alongside nonprofits in the community, Kyle has made it her life's work to advocate for Delawareans. A mom, attorney, and strong voice in advocacy, she will fiercely support her district in Dover. Kyle believes all Delawareans deserve equal opportunities in health care, the workplace and all aspects of life, and will fight for a sustainable and bright future for the Brandywine Hundred area. Kyle won a 3-way...

Marie Pinkney

State Senator District 13
Throughout her life, Marie Pinkney has made it her mission to help others heal and realize their potential. A social worker in a hospital, she has seen how COVID-19 has changed families' lives. Her experience working with youth with mental health and substance use challenges, showed how we need a robust, accessible - and affordable - health care system. Her voice and perspective is needed in Dover. Marie's vision for the 13th Senate District values health care as a human right, safe communities free from gun...

Jaci Hugg

State Senator District 15
In a time where politics is often defined by divisiveness and anger, Jaci Hugg for State Senate is a breath of fresh air. Jaci believes that everyone deserves a voice at the table and will fight tirelessly so that everyone has a fair shot to succeed. Running for Kent County's 15th Senate District seat, Jaci is committed to helping residents build a safe, thriving future. With that comes with access to high quality affordable healthcare, supporting our local economy and farmers, and inclusive educational...

Sherae’a Moore

State Representative District 8
A first-generation college graduate and educator, Sherae’a knows the power of an equitable education with boundless opportunities. As a mother in Middletown's 8th Representative District, she has seen firsthand the struggles families have faced during COVID-19 and in their day-to-day lives. An advocate, Sherae'a will tirelessly fight to make sure those whose voices have not been heard have a platform.   Whether advocating for environmental reform, health care or education, Sherae'a is the strong voice...

Debbie Harrington

State Representative District 9
A veteran of the U.S. Army, a mother and a strong advocate for persons with disabilities, Debbie Harrington for State Representative has led by example her entire life. Now, she is ready to be the Democratic voice of the 9th Representative District. As state representative, she will lift up her neighbors and fight for their quality of life. A true advocate, she will work to dismantle inequities, increase opportunities and help families thrive. We are proud to endorse her candidacy and know she will be a strong...

Representative Krista Giffith

State Representative District 12
Krista Griffith For Delaware is a proven leader in Dover, fighting for fair and equal opportunities, women's rights and dignity in healthcare. Elected in 2018 after winning a Democratic primary and defeating a 20 year Republican incumbent, she has worked tirelessly for her constituents during her first term. She championed legislation putting patients first - requiring medical professionals to obtain informed consent for certain medical procedures. She has also fought to protect victims of "revenge porn,"...

Stephanie Barry

State Representative District 21
Stephanie is running for state representative in Delaware's 21st District so her neighbors in Pike Creek have a strong voice at the table, standing up for their values and rights. She is seeking to defeat a ten-year Republican incumbent. She knows the struggles working families face and will fight for universal paid leave and to create a living wage for every single person. An advocate for healthcare reform, she is committed to making our healthcare system work with us not against us. She will be a pro-choice...

Luann D’Agostino

State Representative District 22
Luann D'Agostino will lead by action, focus, and civic engagement. She is stepping forward to flip the 22nd Representative District blue. A small business owner, Luann knows what it will take to advocate for economic vitality and equity. An engaged leader in her community, she will fight tirelessly for her district, which covers Hockessin, Pike Creek and North Star, advocating for equity in all aspects of life from fair wages to education reform to healthcare affordability. Luann has lived int he district for...

Madinah Wilson-Anton

State Representative District 26
Madinah Wilson-Anton believes that every Delawarean deserves the opportunity to thrive. Clean water and air, fair wages, equal justice, affordable healthcare and a strong education system are basic rights of all working families - and Madinah will fight for those rights in the Delaware Legislature. Growing up in New Castle County's 26th Representative District gave her the foundation for advocacy and activism. We know her passion will inspire strong policies for social justice and equal rights and opportunities...

Rachael King

State Representative District 33
A single mom with blue collar roots, Rachael King understands the needs of families and believes in leading by action, purpose and inclusion. Running to represent Kent County's 33rd District, Rachael is the change and leader for the district's future. As state representative, Rachael will always listen and make sure her neighbors' voices are heard. With a focus on expanding educational opportunities for children and adults, creating jobs and pushing for affordable health care, Rachael will tirelessly support...

Shané Darby

Wilmington City Council District 2
Shané is a leader in her community, amplfying the voices and needs of her neighbors. She is a veteran, mom, and advocate for racial justice. Shané is the founder of Black Mothers in Power, an grassroots campaign laser focused on improving healthcare for black women and their children throughout the state. Shané is vision on Wilmington City Council is to reinvest in the local community, implement criminal justice reform, and focus on youth development. Shané was born and raised in the Wilmington community...

Bregetta Fields

Wilmington City Council District 5
Bregetta Fields is running to be Wilmington City Councilperson for the 5th District. She is a lifelong resident and involved in community engagement and advocacy for decades, Bregetta has a plan for the future. Whether fighting for more affordable housing and safe communities or creating thriving economies and equal opportunities, Bregetta will tirelessly help her neighbors in the 5th District. After winning the Democratic primary, she now faces a General Election challenge in November.

Attorney General Kathy Jennings

Delaware Attorney General
Delaware Attorney General Kathy Jennings was the first statewide endorsement of Mary Ann’s List in the 2018 election cycle. She has extensive experience as a prosecutor working to protect victims of crime but understands the importance of reforming the criminal justice system to ensure it is fair for all. As Attorney General, Kathy is a critical line of defense to push back against the Trump Administration's draconian policies.

State Auditor Kathy McGuiness

Delaware State Auditor
As the first woman elected as Delaware's State Auditor, Kathy McGuiness is working to reform the Office of the Auditor. She has a vision to modernize the work to again make this important oversight office a relevant and effective advocate for the public.

Senator Elizabeth Lockman

State Senate District 3
Representing the City of Wilmington, Senator Elizabeth "Tizzy" Lockman is deeply committed to empowering the community she now represents. She spent years advocating for improved public schools and will now be able to champion that work as a policymaker.

Senator Laura Sturgeon

State Senate District 4
Senator Laura Sturgeon is a public-school teacher committed to improving Delaware schools and protecting the environment. Because of your help, she beat her opponent, an entrenched well-funded Republican, to take the 4th Senate District seat in 2018. Unlike her predecessor, Laura will work to protect women's right plan their families on their own terms.

Senator Stephanie Hansen

State Senate District 10
Representing south Newark and Middletown, Senator Stephanie Hansen has fought for reproductive healthcare, equal rights, comprehensive addiction care and is known as a leader on environmental issues. Her election to the Senate in 2017 preserved the Democratic majority and made it possible for Delaware to codify Roe v. Wade, protecting our right to choose.

Representative Stephanie T. Bolden

State Representative District 2
Representative Stephanie T. Bolden has been a leader on housing issues and a stalwart advocate for the City of Wilmington in Delaware's House of Representatives. Before the pink wave, she was the only woman of color in the Delaware House since she was elected in 2010.

Representative Sherry Dorsey Walker

State Representative District 3
Born and raised in Wilmington, Representative Sherry Dorsey Walker is well-prepared to represent residents in the city's 3rd District. She is committed to social justice issues and improving the lives of families throughout Delaware.

Representative Kendra Johnson

State Representative District 5
Representative Kendra Johnson represents a district in Bear, Newark and New Castle. She has dedicated her career to serving people with disabilities and is passionate about serving her community.  

Representative Debra Heffernan

State Representative District 6
Representative Debra Heffernan serves the Brandywine Hundred community. She has successfully fought for better access to birth control, protected a woman's right to choose and spearheaded groundbreaking paid parental leave legislation in Delaware. She is an advocate for people with disabilities and a leader on environmental issues.

Representative Krista Griffith

State Representative District 12
Representative Krista Griffith is a former state prosecutor who protected seniors and victims of domestic violence. She understands the need for everyone to access a quality healthcare system through her personal experience caring for her youngest son, who is now in remission from leukemia. She is an advocate for and fighter for the most vulnerable Delawareans.  

Representative Valerie Longhurst

State Representative District 15
Representative and House Majority Leader Valerie Longhurst has spearheaded countless efforts to pass meaningful legislation to support women and their families. She is a fierce advocate for closing the wage gap and protecting our reproductive rights, and she led the charge to finally add the Equal Rights Amendment to the Delaware Constitution.

Representative Melissa Minor-Brown

State Representative District 17
Elected to represent New Castle, Delaware, Representative Melissa Minor-Brown is a nurse by trade. She passionately believes in quality, affordable healthcare, liveable wages and strong mental health and addiction services. She's a strong advocate for youth and vulnerable Delawareans in her district and across the state.

Representative Kimberly Williams

State Representative District 19
Through the courageous efforts of Representative Kim Williams, Delaware became the first state in the nation to ban child marriage. She has crafted legislation that combats human trafficking, addresses campus sexual assault reporting and she worked tirelessly to secure funding for more adequate special education services for Delaware students.

Representative Andria Bennett

State Representative District 32
Representative Andria Bennett is currently the only female legislator from Kent County representing the greater Dover area. She worked to criminalize the practice of revenge porn and she serves on the Sunset Government Accountability Committee.  

Councilwoman Dee Durham

NCC Council District 2
New Castle County Councilwoman Dee Durham is an environmental advocate and co-founder of Plastic Free Delaware. She has a strong background in conservation, governmental transparency and smart growth issues. She works hard to represent her district of Brandywine Hundred, spanning to the state line.

Councilwoman Lisa Diller

NCC Council District 5
New Castle County Councilwoman Lisa Diller has served Newark with distinction since 2009. She co-chairs the Community Services Committee focused on housing, parks and library programs.

Jaci Hugg

State Senator
In a time where politics is often defined by divisiveness and anger, Jaci Hugg for State Senate is a breath of fresh air. Jaci believes that everyone deserves a voice at the table and will fight tirelessly so that everyone has a fair shot to succeed. Running for Kent County's 15th Senate District seat, Jaci is committed to helping residents build a safe, thriving future. With that comes with access to high quality affordable healthcare, supporting our local economy and farmers, and inclusive educational...

Rachael King

State Representative
A single mom with blue collar roots, Rachael King understands the needs of families and believes in leading by action, purpose and inclusion. Running to represent Kent County's 33rd District, Rachael is the change and leader for the district's future. As state representative, Rachael will always listen and make sure her neighbors' voices are heard. With a focus on expanding educational opportunities for children and adults, creating jobs and pushing for affordable health care, Rachael will tirelessly support...

Sarah McBride

State Senate
Sarah McBride is running to be State Senator from District 1 which includes Claymont, Bellefonte, Trolley Square and the Highlands. Sarah served as a founding board member of Mary Ann's List helping to build the organization.  Sarah's experiences navigating our broken healthcare system and advocating for equal opportunities inspire her vision for a strong state. As our country’s first transgender state senator, Sarah's voice will help shape our state legislature for the better. Sarah grew up in Delaware...

Kyle Evans Gay

State Senate
Kyle is the consistent, Democratic voice Senate District 5 needs. Whether in the courtroom or alongside nonprofits in the community, Kyle has made it her life's work to advocate for Delawareans. A mom, attorney, and strong voice in advocacy, she will fiercely support her district in Dover. Kyle believes all Delawareans deserve equal opportunities in health care, the workplace and all aspects of life, and will fight for a sustainable and bright future for the Brandywine Hundred area. Kyle won a 3-way...

Marie Pinkney

State Senator
Throughout her life, Marie Pinkney has made it her mission to help others heal and realize their potential. A social worker in a hospital, she has seen how COVID-19 has changed families' lives. Her experience working with youth with mental health and substance use challenges, showed how we need a robust, accessible - and affordable - health care system. Her voice and perspective is needed in Dover. Marie's vision for the 13th Senate District values health care as a human right, safe communities free from gun...

Sherae’a Moore

State Representative
A first-generation college graduate and educator, Sherae’a knows the power of an equitable education with boundless opportunities. As a mother in Middletown's 8th Representative District, she has seen firsthand the struggles families have faced during COVID-19 and in their day-to-day lives. An advocate, Sherae'a will tirelessly fight to make sure those whose voices have not been heard have a platform.   Whether advocating for environmental reform, health care or education, Sherae'a is the strong voice...

Debbie Harrington

State Representative
A veteran of the U.S. Army, a mother and a strong advocate for persons with disabilities, Debbie Harrington for State Representative has led by example her entire life. Now, she is ready to be the Democratic voice of the 9th Representative District. As state representative, she will lift up her neighbors and fight for their quality of life. A true advocate, she will work to dismantle inequities, increase opportunities and help families thrive. We are proud to endorse her candidacy and know she will be a strong...

Representative Krista Giffith

State Representative
Krista Griffith For Delaware is a proven leader in Dover, fighting for fair and equal opportunities, women's rights and dignity in healthcare. Elected in 2018 after winning a Democratic primary and defeating a 20 year Republican incumbent, she has worked tirelessly for her constituents during her first term. She championed legislation putting patients first - requiring medical professionals to obtain informed consent for certain medical procedures. She has also fought to protect victims of "revenge porn,"...

Stephanie Barry

State Representative
Stephanie is running for state representative in Delaware's 21st District so her neighbors in Pike Creek have a strong voice at the table, standing up for their values and rights. She is seeking to defeat a ten-year Republican incumbent. She knows the struggles working families face and will fight for universal paid leave and to create a living wage for every single person. An advocate for healthcare reform, she is committed to making our healthcare system work with us not against us. She will be a pro-choice...

Luann D’Agostino

State Representative
Luann D'Agostino will lead by action, focus, and civic engagement. She is stepping forward to flip the 22nd Representative District blue. A small business owner, Luann knows what it will take to advocate for economic vitality and equity. An engaged leader in her community, she will fight tirelessly for her district, which covers Hockessin, Pike Creek and North Star, advocating for equity in all aspects of life from fair wages to education reform to healthcare affordability. Luann has lived int he district for...

Madinah Wilson-Anton

State Representative
Madinah Wilson-Anton believes that every Delawarean deserves the opportunity to thrive. Clean water and air, fair wages, equal justice, affordable healthcare and a strong education system are basic rights of all working families - and Madinah will fight for those rights in the Delaware Legislature. Growing up in New Castle County's 26th Representative District gave her the foundation for advocacy and activism. We know her passion will inspire strong policies for social justice and equal rights and opportunities...

Shané Darby

Wilmington City Council
Shané is a leader in her community, amplfying the voices and needs of her neighbors. She is a veteran, mom, and advocate for racial justice. Shané is the founder of Black Mothers in Power, an grassroots campaign laser focused on improving healthcare for black women and their children throughout the state. Shané is vision on Wilmington City Council is to reinvest in the local community, implement criminal justice reform, and focus on youth development. Shané was born and raised in the Wilmington community...

Bregetta Fields

Wilmington City Council
Bregetta Fields is running to be Wilmington City Councilperson for the 5th District. She is a lifelong resident and involved in community engagement and advocacy for decades, Bregetta has a plan for the future. Whether fighting for more affordable housing and safe communities or creating thriving economies and equal opportunities, Bregetta will tirelessly help her neighbors in the 5th District. After winning the Democratic primary, she now faces a General Election challenge in November.

Lt. Governor Bethany Hall-Long

Lieutenant Governor
Whether battling a pandemic or distributing naloxone to those in need, Lt. Governor Bethany Hall-Long is all in for Delaware. A mother, nurse, professor and former State Senator, Lt. Governor Hall-Long is committed to public service, fighting for all of us to succeed. She connects effortlessly, listens and cares, and stands up for what is right. Before being elected Lt. Governor in 2016, Bethany served in the Delaware General Assembly for 14 years first as a State Representative and then as a State Senator...