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Becca BalintDEMDemocrat United States Representative
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Rebecca A. Balint (BAL-int; born May 4, 1968) is an American politician who is a member of the United States House of Representatives from Vermont's at-large congressional district as a member of the Democratic Party. She served as a member of the Vermont Senate from Windham County from 2015 to 2023, as majority leader from 2017 to 2021, and as president pro tempore from 2021 to 2023. 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 as a teacher, rock-climbing instructor, and columnist for the Brattleboro Reformer, and was active in local politics. Balint was elected to the State Senate in 2014, becoming the first lesbian to serve there. She was selected to serve as majority leader and later elected president pro tempore, the first woman and openly LGBT person to do so in Vermont. Balint was elected to the U.S. House in the 2022 election. She is the first woman and openly LGBT person to represent Vermont in Congress. This was also a national milestone, as Vermont was the only state that had not previously elected a woman to Congress.

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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 - 10 of 10
U.S. House of Representatives, Vermont
2023 - Current
President Pro Tempore
Vermont State Senate
2021 - 2023
Vermont State Senate
2014 - 2023
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 - 10 of 10
Workforce Commitee, Southeastern Vermont Economic Strategies (SeVEDS)
2012 - Current
Former President of the Board
Brattleboro Nursery School
Brattleboro Development Review Board
Committee on Oversight and Reform, United States House of Representatives
2023 - Current
Budget Committee, United States House of Representatives
2023 - Current
Former Clerk
Institutions Committee, Vermont State Senate
Former Member
Sexual Harassment Panel, Vermont State Senate
Former Member
Legislative Committee on Judicial Rules, Vermont State Senate
Former Member
Finance Committee, Vermont State Senate
Former Vice Chair
Education Committee, Vermont State Senate