Lori Trahan is a proven, dynamic leader with deep roots in the 3rd Congressional District who will bring a fresh, results-oriented approach to Capitol Hill.  She has spent much of her career as an executive, an entrepreneur and business consultant, building successful companies and bringing practical solutions to complex problems.

Lori, 43, was born and raised in Lowell, Massachusetts. Her father Tony was a union organizer and ironworker for Local 7 until he was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 1994. Her mother Linda raised Lori and her three sisters while working various part-time jobs. Lori attended Lowell public schools and, from an early age, became an active participant in her community and an exceptional student athlete. She went on to earn a B.S. in comparative and regional studies at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service while playing NCAA Division I volleyball on a four-year scholarship. In 2008, Lori was inducted into the Lowell High School Sports Hall of Fame.

After graduating college, Lori began working for Congressman Marty Meehan, representing the then 5th district of Massachusetts. During her time on the Hill, Lori helped Meehan to pass a landmark campaign finance reform bill as well as legislation that safeguarded the rights of gay service members in the U.S. military.  She rose quickly through the ranks, becoming Meehan’s chief of staff and top advisor overseeing congressional operations in Washington and Massachusetts.

Lori left public service in 2005 and began working at an early-stage marketing software company in Kendall Square in Cambridge. As Chief Revenue Officer at ChoiceStream, she oversaw commercial activities for its major lines of business and helped expand its portfolio of services.

Lori is the CEO of the Concire Leadership Institute, a woman-owned small business founded by Harvard Business School Professor Frances Frei. Concire works with executive teams across industries to create better experiences for their customers and employees. As CEO of Concire, Lori was invited to participate in the rigorous Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School in 2013.

Lori lives with her husband, David Trahan, a homebuilder, in Westford, where they are raising three grown boys – Thomas (23), Dean (20), and Christian (18) -- and two young girls who very much want to be grown but have a few years to go, Grace (7) and Caroline (3). 


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  • Brandon S. Peters endorsed

    “Perhaps we will be freshmen in the House together. Best of luck in your race!”

  • Jimmy Rivard endorsed

    “Lori is an intelligent, progressive thinker who would do great things in Washington.”

  • Hank Jonas endorsed

    “Lori understands that the best way forward for our representatives is to practice basic skills like listening and showing respect, if we hope to broaden understanding across party lines and get things done through compromise. She has developed those skills throughout her career and will bring a new perspective to Congress.”

  • Kyla Ruane endorsed

    “I briefly worked with Lori and was always impressed by her leadership. We need more smart women like Lori in congress!”

  • Christine Wolff endorsed

    “if you believe (like me) we need more smart women leaders running our country leaders running our country please put your money where your mind is-- and back Lori Trahan!”

  • Bill Guild endorsed

    “I support Lori Trahan for Congress because she is accutely tuned in to our needs and hopes and she has the bottomless energy coupled with the open mind needed to get something done.”

  • Daniella Ballou-Aares endorsed

    “Lori is just the kind of impressive female leader we need in Congress!”

  • Chase Warner endorsed

    “She is smart, qualified and an excellent role model for how D.C. should conduct business. Go Lori!”

  • Jocelyn mendonsa endorsed

    “She is a brilliant woman!”

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  • Brandon S. Peters endorsed

    “Perhaps we will be freshmen in the House together. Best of luck in your race!”

  • Amy Pressler endorsed

  • Catherine Tager endorsed

  • Jill Emerson endorsed

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  • Jimmy Rivard endorsed

    “Lori is an intelligent, progressive thinker who would do great things in Washington.”

  • Katherine Cousins endorsed

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  • Hank Jonas endorsed

    “Lori understands that the best way forward for our representatives is to practice basic skills like listening and showing respect, if we hope to broaden understanding across party lines and get things done through compromise. She has developed those skills throughout her career and will bring a new perspective to Congress.”

  • Tom Bouley endorsed

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  • Elizabeth McDonald endorsed

  • Kyla Ruane endorsed

    “I briefly worked with Lori and was always impressed by her leadership. We need more smart women like Lori in congress!”

  • Christine Wolff endorsed

    “if you believe (like me) we need more smart women leaders running our country leaders running our country please put your money where your mind is-- and back Lori Trahan!”

  • Andrea Shapiro endorsed

  • Bill Guild endorsed

    “I support Lori Trahan for Congress because she is accutely tuned in to our needs and hopes and she has the bottomless energy coupled with the open mind needed to get something done.”

  • John Gianoulis endorsed

  • Caroline Minkin endorsed

  • Caroline Minkin endorsed

  • Daniella Ballou-Aares endorsed

    “Lori is just the kind of impressive female leader we need in Congress!”

  • Chase Warner endorsed

    “She is smart, qualified and an excellent role model for how D.C. should conduct business. Go Lori!”

  • Jocelyn mendonsa endorsed

    “She is a brilliant woman!”

  • Laurie Descheneaux endorsed