VT-At Large: Becca Balint (D)
Becca Balint is a mom, teacher and progressive leader. Growing up gay, and the granddaughter of a man killed in the Holocaust, Becca developed early on a deep sense of empathy for people on the margins.
She taught middle school in Windham County for 14 years, then was elected a state senator who became the first woman and first openly gay person to serve as president pro tempore in the Vermont State Senate.
Balint has led passage of paid family leave through the Senate, a minimum wage increase for thousands of workers in Vermont, the boldest climate bill the state’s ever passed, and the most progressive reproductive freedom legislation in America
She is the daughter of an immigrant dad and a working-class mom, and her parents never took for granted the rights and privileges provided by the U.S. Constitution.
She has earned degrees from Smith College, the School of Education at Harvard, and, after teaching social studies for several years, a master’s degree in history from the University of Massachusetts. She is married to noted attorney and opera singer, Elizabeth Wohl. Together, they have two children– Abe, 14, and Sarah, 11– and a dog named Wheelie. They live in Brattleboro, Vermont.
The above information was sourced from the candidate’s website.