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Lori Trahan
Lori Trahan, official portrait, 116th Congress.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 3rd district
Assumed office
January 3, 2019
Preceded by Niki Tsongas
Personal details
Born (1973-10-27) October 27, 1973 (age 45)
Lowell, Massachusetts, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s)David Trahan
Children5
Education Georgetown University ( BS)
Website House website

Lori A. Loureiro Trahan [1] [2] (born October 27, 1973) is an American businesswoman and politician who serves as the U.S. Representative for Massachusetts's 3rd congressional district, having been elected in November 2018. [3] She previously served as chief of staff to former Representative Marty Meehan in Massachusetts's 5th congressional district.

Early life and education

Trahan was born on October 27, 1973 and raised in Lowell, Massachusetts. [4] She grew up with three sisters. Trahan attended Lowell High School, where she would later be inducted into the school's Sports Hall of Fame. Trahan described her family as "living paycheck to paycheck". [5] Her father, Tony Loureiro, had Portuguese parents. His father was from Porto in northern Portugal, and his mother was born in Brazil to Portuguese parents and moved to the Azores to live with relatives as a child following her mother's death. Trahan's mother is of partial Portuguese ancestry (from the Azores). [6]

At Lowell High, she earned an athletic scholarship in volleyball to Georgetown University. [7] She graduated from Georgetown University with a bachelor's degree in comparative and regional studies in International Relations. [8] [9]

Earlier career

After college, Trahan worked for Marty Meehan, member of the United States House of Representatives for Massachusetts's 5th congressional district, eventually becoming his chief of staff. In 2005, Trahan left the public sector to work for ChoiceStream, a Cambridge, Massachusetts-based marketing software company. She became the CEO of the Concire Leadership Institute, a small, woman-owned consulting firm. [8]

U.S. House of Representatives

In October 2017, Trahan announced her candidacy for the November 2018 election for the United States House of Representatives in Massachusetts's 3rd congressional district, to succeed retiring Representative Niki Tsongas. [10] In September 2018, Trahan won the Democratic primary election, narrowly defeating Daniel Koh, the former Chief of Staff to Mayor of Boston Marty Walsh. [11] The victory was upheld following a recount. [12] In the November general election, Trahan defeated her Republican challenger, Rick Green, garnering 62% of the vote. [13]

Personal life

Trahan lives in Westford, Massachusetts, with her two daughters, [14] three stepsons, [14] and husband, Dave. [10]

See also

References

  1. ^ FEC Itemized Receipts for Marty Meehan for Congress Committee
  2. ^ @LoriUSCongress (January 1, 2019). "New Year, New Congress... let's get to work!" (Tweet). Retrieved January 3, 2019 – via Twitter.
  3. ^ Hanson, Melissa (November 6, 2018). "Lori Trahan to succeed Niki Tsongas in Washington, D.C. after emerging winner in Third Congressional District race". MassLive.com. Retrieved November 6, 2018.
  4. ^ "Lori Trahan for Congress". The Boston Globe. October 25, 2018.
  5. ^ "Editorial endorsement: Lori Trahan earns nod for 3rd". Boston Herald. August 23, 2018. Retrieved October 29, 2018.
  6. ^ Medeiros, Feligénio; Martins, Paulo (August 17, 2018). "Lori Loureiro Trahan, a Massachusetts Candidate for Congress with Portuguese Roots". FeelPortugal.com. Retrieved November 10, 2018.
  7. ^ "Lori Loureiro Trahan, Class of 1991 - Lowell High School Athletic Hall of Fame". Lhsathletichalloffame.com. Retrieved October 29, 2018.
  8. ^ a b Lisinski, Chris (September 18, 2017). "Trahan appears eager to follow in the footsteps of her former boss - Lowell Sun Online". Lowellsun.com. Retrieved October 29, 2018.
  9. ^ Lucas, Peter (November 17, 2017). "Peter Lucas: Lori Trahan's run for Congress is built on experience - Lowell Sun Online". Lowellsun.com. Retrieved October 29, 2018.
  10. ^ a b Lisinski, Chris. "Westford's Lori Trahan launches campaign for 3rd District seat - Lowell Sun Online". Lowellsun.com. Retrieved October 29, 2018.
  11. ^ "Battling 10 opponents, Lori Trahan emerges as Democratic winner in Massachusetts 3rd Congressional District". masslive.com. September 5, 2018. Retrieved October 29, 2018.
  12. ^ Schoenberg, Shira (September 17, 2018). "After recount, Lori Trahan wins 3rd District congressional nomination; Dan Koh concedes". MassLive.com.
  13. ^ "Massachusetts Election Results". The New York Times. November 6, 2018. Retrieved November 6, 2018.
  14. ^ a b "Meet Lori". loritrahan.com. 2018. Retrieved November 7, 2018.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Niki Tsongas
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 3rd congressional district

2019–present
Incumbent
U.S. order of precedence (ceremonial)
Preceded by
Xochitl Torres Small
United States Representatives by seniority
425th
Succeeded by
David Trone