In 2010, longtime Progressive activist Anthony Pollina became the second Progressive elected to the State Senate. Anthony has over three decades of involvement in agriculture, education, energy, and healthcare organizing in the state. He is a co-founder of Rural Vermont, former director of VPIRG, former policy advisor to Bernie Sanders, and was the Progressive candidate for Governor in 2000 and 2008. In the Senate, Anthony serves on the Committee on Health and Welfare and on the Government Operations Committee. Anthony has been a key advocate on important issues such as proper funding for autism care, buying and hiring local, and economic equality.
Chris was elected to the Vermont State Senate in 2016. He was previously served five terms in the Vermont State House of Representatives and served as Chair of the House Progressive Caucus. As a State Representative, he founded both the Climate Caucus and the Working Vermont Caucus. Chris lives in Burlington with his wife and children.
Senator Tim Ashe (D/P- Chittenden County)
Formerly a Burlington City Councilor, Tim was the first Progressive to win a seat in the State Senate. First elected in 2008, he is currently Vice-Chair of the Senate Economic Development Committee and also serves on the Finance Committee. Tim provides a strong progressive voice in the Senate on issues such as housing, conservation, and fair taxation. Tim is the Project Manager at Cathedral Square, a nationally recognized non-profit developer of high quality affordable housing for seniors and people with disabilities.