Sarah Elfreth was elected to the Maryland Senate on November 6th, 2018 to represent District 30.
She has spent her career engaged in some of Maryland’s most important battles: advocating for the Bay, strengthening our schools, and creating jobs.
But throughout her efforts, she has never failed to put the voices of local residents first – serving as Vice President of her community association and as President of District 30 Democratic Club, where she spearheaded an effort to expand grassroots outreach and activism throughout Anne Arundel County. She is a proven leader ready to fight for our families in the State House.
THANK YOU! The election results are in, and I am honored that the voters of District 30 have chosen me to be your next Senator.
I decided to run for office because I believe every person in our community — but especially every child — should have the same opportunities to succeed. This campaign started nearly two years ago in living rooms, around kitchen tables, and at doorsteps throughout our District.
Together, we centered our campaign on the values that shaped my life and matter most to our state and community: investing in education, protecting the Bay, improving access to affordable and high-quality child care and healthcare, and fighting for working families.
To quote, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, “Fight for the things you care about, but do it in a way that will lead others to join you.” That sentiment has been the heart of this campaign and will be the heart of my service to District 30.
I cannot wait to represent you and fight for those values in the Senate. Thank you for your vote of confidence and trust in me.
The gravity of this moment is not lost on me. 250 years ago, Charles Carroll held this Senate seat representing our community. In the ensuing centuries, while our Senators have done tremendous work on behalf of the people of District 30, they have all looked like Charles Carroll. On November 6th, Anne Arundel County made history by sending not one but two women to the Maryland Senate. Congratulations to my dear friend and colleague, Pam Beidle - I’m so excited to be breaking this glass ceiling with you.
Thank you to every volunteer who knocked on a door, made a phone call, or wrote a postcard. Thank you to every supporter who hosted a house party, donated to the campaign, or stood at a poll. Thank you to my family, my incredible campaign team, and Senator John Astle and Speaker Mike Busch. Tonight's victory would not have been possible without your passion, energy, and faith in strengthening our community together.
Thank you, from the bottom of my heart.
A PLAN TO CREATE JOBS BY PROTECTING THE BAY AND IMPROVING OUR SCHOOLS
Strengthen PUBLIC SCHOOLS
As a proud product of public schools, Sarah believes that every child deserves access to a high-quality public education. As your Senator, Sarah will be committed to expanding technical and career education to prepare kids for 21st century jobs, increasing teacher salaries to keep experience in our classrooms, and investing in universal pre-kindergarten. Sarah is proud to be endorsed by the Maryland State Education Association. Learn more.
Work Hard For Working Families
As the daughter of a train engineer and probation officer, Sarah knows we need a range of jobs—from small business, to blue collar, to hi-tech. As your Senator, Sarah will invest in infrastructure, give businesses the tools they need to create jobs, and help make childcare more affordable. Learn more.
PROTECT THE BAY
The Bay is our greatest natural resource, our economic engine, and key to our way of life. As your Senator, Sarah will help increase oyster populations, invest in clean energy jobs, and fight to protect our forests and critical areas. Sarah is proud to be endorsed by both the Sierra Club and the Maryland League of Conservation Voters. Learn more.
Move Health Care Forward & Addressing the Opioid Epidemic
Access to affordable, quality health care is a fundamental right. As your Senator, Sarah will never stop fighting for affordable, accessible, innovate health care and treatment, that works for all Marylanders. Learn more.