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Marie PinkneyDEMDemocrat State Senator, District 13
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DEResidence (state)

Marie Pinkney is a social worker and member of the Delaware Senate from New Castle County, Delaware. A newcomer to politics, in September 2020 she defeated incumbent State Senate President Pro Tempore David McBride in the Democratic primary election by a 52.4%-47.6% margin. In the heavily-Democratic majority minority 13th District, the Democratic nomination is considered tantamount to election.Pinkney defeated Republican nominee Alexander Homich in the general election of November 3, 2020. Pinkney is the first openly queer woman elected to serve in Delaware's state legislature, after Senator Karen E. Peterson came out as gay in 2013 while in office. She is one of three LGBTQ+ candidates to be elected to the Delaware General Assembly in 2020, along with Sarah McBride and Eric Morrison.

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Education4 - 4 of 2
Delaware State University
MSW Social Work
2013 - 2014
Norfolk State University
Bachelor's Social Work
2010 - 2013
Past Positions1 - 2 of 2
Delaware State Senate
2021 - Current
Senior Social Worker
2017 - Current
Other Experience1 - 2 of 2
Christiana Care PRIDE Employee Resource Group
James H Gilliam Senior Fellow
Metropolitan Wilmington Urban League
2020 - Current