Kathleen James

Vermont House of Representatives, Bennington 4

Kathleen will continue to be a critical voice for LGBTQ people in Vermont


Kathleen James is a first-term member of the Vermont House of Representatives. A Democrat, she serves on the Education Committee and represents Vermont as a delegate to the New England Board of Higher Education and the NEBHE legislative advisory council. She’s also an active member of the Vermont Legislature’s Climate Solutions Caucus, serving as a co-vice-chair for this nonpartisan House-Senate team. She also belongs to the newly formed Social Equity Caucus.

In addition to serving as a citizen legislator, James is the executive director of the nonprofit International Skiing History Association and editor of its bimonthly journal, Skiing History. She lives in Manchester, Vermont with her wife; between them, they have four adult children and one beautiful granddaughter.

James is an avid cross-country skier. She grew up in Nebraska and graduated from Northwestern University with a bachelor’s degree in political science and a master’s degree in journalism.

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