Voters in Windham County’s democratic senate primary chose incumbent Senator Jeanette White of Putney to run for a seventh term in November. White was the top vote-getter in a four-way race for two senate seats.
"I think it says that people think I listen to their concerns," White says. "I don’t know that they always like the votes that I take, but I think they like the way I approach issues."
Becca Balint of Brattleboro will carry the Democratic standard in the race for the county’s other senate seat, which opened up when Senator Peter Galbraith decided not to seek another term.
Balint is a Brattleboro town meeting representative, a member of the town’s development review board and a columnist for the Brattleboro Reformer.
"The reason why I entered the race was around the economic conditions here in Windham County," Balint says. "I’ve had a number of my dear friends and neighbors say to me, 'I don’t see a future here for my kids,' and it got me thinking about what I might be able to do."
Balint narrowly defeated former State Agriculture Secretary Roger Allbee of Townshend Tuesday in the race for the senate nomination.