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McBride tapped to take over as Senate President Pro Tem

Senate Majority Caucus

Democrats in Delaware’s State Senate have selected a new President Pro Tem.

Sen. David McBride (D-Hawks Nest)  got the nod as Democrats put together their leadership team for the upcoming General Assembly session.

McBride has been in the Senate since 1978 and served as majority leader since 2012.

The President Pro Tem position opened when Republican Anthony Delcollo upset the previous Pro Tem, Patricia Blevins, for the 7th Senate District seat earlier this month.

Democrats also tapped Margaret Rose Henry (D-Wilmington) to be Senate Majority Leader and Nicole Poore (D-New Castle)  to be Majority Whip.

Tom Byrne has been a fixture covering news in Delaware for three decades. He joined Delaware Public Media in 2010 as our first news director and has guided the news team ever since. When he's not covering the news, he can be found reading history or pursuing his love of all things athletic.
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