Lori Trahan was born and raised in a working-class family in Lowell, Massachusetts. Her father was a union ironworker and her mother was a domestic worker who juggled various part time jobs while raising four girls. The first in her family to graduate from college, Lori earned a scholarship to play Division 1 volleyball at Georgetown University. She joined the staff of former Congressman Marty Meehan as a scheduler, eventually working her way up to Chief of Staff. Following her public service, Lori began working in the private sector as the only female executive at a tech company before moving on to Co-Found a woman owned and operated consulting firm, Concire, where she advised various companies on business strategy, how to create the conditions for employees – especially women – to thrive.
Since coming to Congress, she has secured two coveted Committee assignments during her freshman term the House Education and Labor Committee and the House Armed Services Committee. She’s introduced the Leonel Rondon Pipeline Safety Act, which ensures that lessons learned from the Merrimack Valley Gas Explosion as well as bipartisan legislation which would increase funding opportunities for communities dealing with polluted waters due to decaying infrastructure.
Trahan is a part of the historic freshman class which has ushered diverse perspectives into the halls of Congress. As a first time office holder with public service and private sector experience and a mother two young girls, she brings a unique perspective and results oriented work ethic to the table in order to ensure Massachusetts’ 3rd Congressional District is well served.