Senator Kyle Evans Gay (D)
Senator (SD 5)
Senate, 2020 to present
Daughters: Ellen and Alice
Unionville High School, 2004
Bachelor’s degree, International Relations and History, Brown University, 2008
Juris Doctorate, Boston University, 2012
Sen. Kyle Evans Gay represents the Fifth Senate District, which encompasses sections of Brandywine Hundred, including the Ardens.
The daughter of a University of Delaware Public Safety officer and a finance executive, Sen. Gay was raised in Kennett Square, Pa. After graduating from Unionville High School, she earned a bachelor’s degree in international relations and history from Brown University and a law degree from Boston University.
Sen. Gay began her professional career as a deputy attorney general in the Delaware Department of Justice before clerking in Delaware Superior Court. She has worked in private practice representing clients in Delaware’s business courts since 2014. She also practices pro bono on behalf of children in foster care.
Sen. Gay has volunteered with several Delaware nonprofits, led multiple professional and civic organizations and served on Delaware’s Public Integrity Commission. She also is a past president of the Junior League of Wilmington and a founding member of Spur Impact Association, an organization that encourages civic engagement among young professionals.
After becoming a vocal advocate for the successful Equal Rights Amendment to the Delaware Constitution, Sen. Gay was elected to the Delaware Senate in 2020, becoming the first Democrat to represent the Fifth Senate District in more than 40 years.
She currently serves as chair of the Senate Elections & Government Affairs Committee, co-chair of the Joint Legislative Oversight and Sunset Committee, vice chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and a member of both the Senate Transportation Committee and the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee.
Sen. Gay lives in Heatherbrooke with her husband Olin and their daughters Ellen and Alice.