KATHLEEN VINEHOUT
PEOPLE FIRST

Wedge Issues: Kathleen Vinehout says she'll put 'people first'

State Sen. Kathleen Vinehout, D-Alma, has always done things a little bit differently. 

She worked her way through college, despite her father's refusal to sign her financial aid papers. She earned degrees in public health and health services research, became a college professor, then left academia to start a dairy farm. And in 2006, she defeated an incumbent Republican lawmaker in her first campaign for the state Senate. 

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