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Becca Balint

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Becca Balint
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Vermont State Senate, Windham District
Incumbent
In office
January 7, 2015 - present
Term ends
January 2, 2017
Years in position 0
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$660.06/week
Per diem$107/day (non-commuter)
$61/day (commuter)
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 4, 2014
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Becca Balint is a Democratic member of the Vermont State Senate, representing Windham District. She was first elected to the chamber in 2014.[1]

Biography

Balint's professional experience includes working as a social studies/history instructor, adjunct professor and editorial columnist.[2]

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Balint's website has emphasized the following campaign themes:[3]

  • Attract and keep young workers here to replace the retiring workforce
  • Give young people the necessary training to fill area jobs
  • Build a diverse, dynamic post-VY economy
  • Adjust the school funding system to help combat rising property taxes
  • Ensure that single payer health care financing works well for small businesses
  • Celebrate and support the arts, agriculture and business. We need them all in order to have a healthy, vibrant economy
  • Build connections between educators, law enforcement, the medical community and social services to combat the growing heroin problem
  • Build stronger regional relationships and look for regional solutions to our economic and tax problems.[4]

Elections

2014

See also: Vermont State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Vermont State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election took place on August 26, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 12, 2014. Windham has two state senators. Incumbent Jeanette White and Becca Balint defeated Joan Bowman and Roger Albee in the Democratic primary. Mary Hasson ran as an independent candidate. Aaron Diamondstone and Jerry Levy are running as Liberty Union candidates.[5][6][7][1] White and Balint defeated Hasson, Levy and Diamondstone in the general election.[8]

Vermont State Senate Windham District, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJeanette White 43.5% 7,777
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBecca Balint 35.7% 6,378
     Independent Mary Hasson 11% 1,973
     Liberty Union Jerry Levy 5% 899
     Liberty Union Aaron Diamondstone 4.7% 833
Total Votes 17,860
Vermont State Senate, Windham District Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJeanette White Incumbent 40.1% 2,260
Green check mark transparent.pngBecca Balint 29.9% 1,684
Roger Albee 22% 1,240
Joan Bowman 7.9% 446
Total Votes 5,630

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