The Vermont Cynic


State Rep. Rebecca White grew up in Wilder, Vermont and attended the University of Vermont at the age of sixteen on a VSAC scholarship for low-income, first generation Vermonters.

Women in Politics: Rebecca White graduated UVM at 20 and joined Vermont government at 22

Tulley Hescock, Staff Writer April 2, 2020

Vermont State Rep. Rebecca White ‘15  stood behind the podium at the UVM debate house, reminiscing over the hours she spent practicing public speaking, used now in committee.  White grew up in Wilder,...

The Statehouse chambers stand empty during a recess, Feb. 13. The chambers seat all 151 members of the House, as well as extra seating for members of the public and media.

Women in politics: Vermont native represents hometown district at 24

Tulley Hescock, Staff Writer February 26, 2020

Felisha Leffler wore a pin  that said “Young People Make a Better Vermont,” a sentiment she carries with her every day as a 24-year-old Vermont House Representative. Leffler grew up in Enosburg,...

Women in politics: UVM alumna earns her position in Vermont government at 23

Women in politics: UVM alumna earns her position in Vermont government at 23

Tulley Hescock, Feature Writer January 22, 2020

The winding driveway up Rogers Road seems to be heading straight for a dead end until you see the “Lucy Rogers 2018” campaign sign sticking out of the snow. Inside her family’s white farmhouse,...

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