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Why state Senate President Pro Tem Becca Balint wants to represent Vermont in the US House

A woman in a gray suit stands on the sidewalk in a small downtown area with Vermont road signs in the background.
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State Senate President Pro Tem Becca Balint is among the candidates vying for Vermont's lone seat in the U.S. House.

State Senate President Pro Tem Becca Balint is one of four women—all Democrats—seeking to represent Vermonters in Washington in the state's only seat in the U.S House. The seat will come open as Rep. Peter Welch runs for U.S. Senate, after Sen. Patrick Leahy announced he'll retire and won't seek re-election this fall.

This hour, we talk to Sen. Balint about why she's running for national office and what her priorities would be in D.C. if elected.

Broadcast live on Wednesday, March 30, 2022, at noon; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.

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Mikaela Lefrak joined VPR in summer 2021 as co-host and senior producer of 'Vermont Edition'. Prior to that, she was a reporter and host at WAMU in Washington, D.C.
Originally from Delaware, Matt moved to Alaska in 2010 for his first job in radio. He spent five years working as a radio and television reporter, radio producer, talk show host, and news director. His reporting received awards from the Alaska Press Club and the Alaska Broadcasters Association. Relocating to southwest Florida, he was a producer for television news and NPR member station WGCU for their daily radio show, Gulf Coast Live. He joined VPR in October 2017 as producer of Vermont Edition.