Becca Balint

Vermont State Senate, Windham District

Winner!

Becca is the first openly LGBTQ woman to hold a leadership position in the Vermont State Senate

Biography

Becca Balint is the Majority Leader in the Vermont State Senate and represents Windham County. She’s just completed her second term and serves on the Senate Economic Development & Housing Committee. She’s also the Vice Chair of the Education Committee and the Chair of the Sexual Harassment Prevention Panel. Before entering politics, Becca had a career in education, teaching in both public and private schools. She also taught history at the Community College of Vermont. Becca earned her BA at Smith College, and earned master’s degrees at both Harvard University and the  University of Massachusetts at Amherst.  She originally came to Vermont in 1994 to take a rock climbing instructor job at the Farm and Wilderness Foundation in Plymouth, Vermont. She stayed with the organization for many years and went on to direct one of the Farm and Wilderness Camps. Becca writes a popular weekly Op-Ed column in the Brattleboro Reformer that focuses on politics and culture. She was trained as a professional and personal coach through CTI and has coached individual clients and groups. Although no longer in private practice as a coach, she still uses her coaching skills and experience to inspire and prepare other women to step into leadership roles. Recently, Becca turned 50 and set out to do all the things she’s always wanted to do, including taking up trumpet and buying a motorcycle. She lives in Brattleboro with her spouse, Elizabeth Wohl, and her two children. She’s promised all of them she will not play trumpet while riding her motorcycle.

Importance of Candidacy:

  • Becca was the first openly LGBTQ woman elected to the Vermont State Senate.
  • She is the first openly LGBTQ woman to hold a leadership position in the Vermont State Senate.

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