Debbie will be the first openly LGBTQ statewide official in Vermont
Debbie Ingram is one of nine openly LGBTQ members of the 180-member state legislature who, serving her second term as a State Senator from Vermont’s most populous district, Chittenden County. Debbie sits on the Health & Welfare Committee and the Education Committee and is the Chair of the Vermont Child Poverty Council. She combines a unique set of life experiences. As an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ, she has served for 13 years as the Executive Director of Vermont Interfaith Action, a coalition of compassionate, inclusive congregations that seeks to effect systemic change on social justice issues like economic dignity, affordable housing, and health care. She worked in production and development in the film and TV industry in Los Angeles and made videos highlighting international poverty alleviation efforts in Bangladesh. Debbie graduated from Stanford University and received her theological training from Fuller Theological Seminary and Cambridge University, England. She has lived in Vermont since 2002.