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Becca BalintDEMDemocrat State Senator, Windham District
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Rebecca A. Balint (born May 4, 1968) is an American educator, writer, and politician who serves as a member of the Vermont Senate from Windham County, Vermont, as a member of the Democratic Party and as the President pro tempore of the Vermont Senate since 2021. She served as the Majority Leader in the state senate from 2017 to 2021. Balint was born in Heidelberg, West Germany, and raised in Peekskill, New York. She was educated at Walter Panas High School, Smith College, Harvard University, and University of Massachusetts Amherst. She moved to Vermont in 1994, and worked at the Community College of Vermont in Brattleboro, Vermont. She served as a town meeting representative and on the Development Review Board in Brattleboro. She was elected to the state senate alongside Jeanette White in 2014, becoming the first lesbian to serve in the state senate. Balint was selected to serve as the Majority Leader by the Democratic caucus in 2017, and as the President pro tempore in 2021. She is the first woman and LGBT person to serve as President pro tempore in Vermont. Balint is running for the Democratic nomination to succeed Peter Welch in the United States House of Representatives from the Vermont's at-large congressional district in the 2022 election.

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Education7 - 7 of 5
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
MA History
1999 - 2001
Harvard University Graduate School of Education
EdM Teaching and Learning Theory
1994 - 1995
Smith College
BA Women's Studies/History
1988 - 1990
Barnard College
Attended Liberal Arts
1986 - 1987
Women's Campaign School, Yale University
Past Positions1 - 9 of 9
President Pro Tempore
Vermont State Senate
2021 - Current
Vermont State Senate
2014 - Current
Brattleboro Town Meeting
Courage and Company Coach
The Coaches Training Institute
2013 - 2014
Editorial Columnist
Brattleboro Reformer
2012 - Current
Consulting Teacher
Flow of History
2010 - 2012
Adjunct Instructor
Community College of Vermont
Social Studies
Guilford Central School
2001 - 2004
Camp Director
Farm and Wilderness Foundation Incorporated
1998 - 2002
Other Experience1 - 8 of 8
Workforce Commitee, Southeastern Vermont Economic Strategies (SeVEDS)
2012 - Current
Former President of the Board
Brattleboro Nursery School
Brattleboro Development Review Board
Former Clerk
Institutions Committee, Vermont State Senate
Former Member
Legislative Committee on Judicial Rules, Vermont State Senate
Former Member
Sexual Harassment Panel, Vermont State Senate
Former Member
Finance Committee, Vermont State Senate
Former Vice Chair
Education Committee, Vermont State Senate