Lori Trahan

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Lori Trahan


Lori Trahan (Massachusetts 3), won election in 2018.

Background

Lori Trahan grew up on Lowell, where her father was a union organizer, and her mother cleaned houses.

Trahan barely squeaked into the general election, as she topped Dan Koh in a primary recount by 145 votes, emerging atop a 10-candidate field of Democrats.

A resident of Westford, Trahan previously served as chief of staff to former U.S. Rep. Marty Meehan.[1]

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.

Education

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

Congressional Progressive Caucus

Lori Trahan joined the Congressional Progressive Caucus circa February 2019.

"Green New Deal"

From the Sunrise Movement:[2]

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has released a proposal for a Select Committee on a Green New Deal, a plan that would transform our economy and society at the scale needed to stop the climate crisis.

We have the momentum to make a Green New Deal real, but we need a critical mass of Congresspeople to support the proposal.

Take action on Dec. 10 to show Congress the Green New Deal is a top priority.

Congressional supporters by December 20 2018 included Lori Trahan.

HR 109 endorser

By February 20 2019 endorsers of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's HR 109 (Green New Deal) included Lori Trahan.

Medicare for All Act

In February 2019 Rep. Pramila Jayapal introduced H.R.1384 - Medicare for All Act of 2019. By May 29 she had 110 co-sponsors including Rep. Lori Trahan.

Key staff

Democrat Lori Trahan announced December 2018 that four women will join her staff as she heads to Washington, D.C. to represent the 3rd Congressional District.

The list includes well-known Lowell-native Emily Byrne, who will serve as Trahan's district director. In 2002, Byrne was hired by Trahan to work as an aide in then-Congressman Marty Meehan's office.

Byrne was a senior adviser to Meehan while he was the UMass Lowell Chancellor and later president of the University of Massachusetts. Byrne is also a graduate of the university.

Northbridge-native Alicia Molt West will serve as Trahan's chief of staff in Washington, according to the press release. Over the last nine years, she has advised members of congress including U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern, a Democrat representing Massachusetts' 2nd Congressional District. She currently serves as the deputy chief of staff and legislative director to Rep. Mark Pocan, a Wisconsin Democrat.

Jackie Bart will serves as the deputy chief of staff based in Massachusetts. She was hired as Trahan's finance assistant in October 2017 and was later promoted to finance director, then campaign manager. Previously, she worked in education, both in the nonprofit sector and as a teaching assistant, according to the press release.

Sara Khun Leng, the former director of immigration services for Meehan's office, will serve as Trahan's constituent services director. She has also worked at the Lowell Police Department as the director of victim services and community relations. Most recently she was the special events coordinator for the city of Lowell.[3]

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