Rep. Becca Balint represents Vermont’s At-Large Congressional District in Congress – but first and foremost, she is a mother. She is running for the open Vermont-At Large House seat. This House seat is often a dress rehearsal for the U.S. Senate – which could make Becca only the third LGBTQ woman ever elected to the U.S. Senate. Before her election, she served as Vermont’s Senate President and as the State Senate Majority Leader. She also worked as a public school teacher. She was the first woman and first openly LGBTQ person to ever serve as the Vermont Senate President. In the Vermont State Senate, Becca led the charge to invest in affordable housing, ensure a livable wage, secure paid family leave, enshrine reproductive freedom and LGBTQ rights into the state’s constitution, and so much more.
Becca is the first woman ever elected to federal office from Vermont and the first openly LGBTQ Member of Congress ever elected from Vermont.