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Vanna HowardDEMDemocrat State Representative, 17th Middlesex District
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Vanna Howard is an American politician from Massachusetts. Howard, a Democrat, was elected to Massachusetts House of Representatives in 2020. She defeated 11 term incumbent David Nangle in the Democratic primary. Nangle had faced a federal fraud scandal less than a year prior. She was born in Cambodia later emigrating to Massachusetts and is the second representative of Cambodian descent in the Massachusetts legislature along with Rady Mom, who is also from Lowell.

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Education5 - 5 of 3
University of Massachusetts Lowell
Attended
Middlesex Community College
Attended
University of Massachusetts Boston
Attended
Past Positions1 - 7 of 7
Representative
Commonwealth of Massachusetts House of Representatives
2021 - Current
Chief of External Affairs and Government Relations
Lowell Community Health Center
2019 - Current
Greater Lowell Regional Director
Congresswoman Niki Tsongas
2015 - 2019
Founder
Just Because Brunch
2017 - Current
Constituent Services Representative
Congresswoman Niki Tsongas
2008 - 2015
Employee
Homicide Unit, Suffolk County District Attorney's Office
1998 - 2008
Employee
Middlesex County District Attorney's Office
1994 - 1998
Other Experience1 - 27 of 27
Member
American Red Cross
2020 - Current
Member
Board of Directors, She's Local
2020 - Current
Volunteer
Lifting Lowellians: Assistance and Mutual Aid
2020 - Current
Advocacy and Fundraising Committee Member
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Consortium
2019 - Current
Member
Board of Directors, Cambodian Mutual Assistance Association
2019 - Current
Steering Committee Member
Refugee & Immigrant Support and Education Coalition
2019 - Current
Advisor
International Institute of New England, Lowell
2016 - 2019
Planning and Fundraising Committee Member
Khmer Refugee Monument
2017 - 2019
Commissioner
Commonwealth of Massachusetts Asian American Commission
2018 - Current
Commissioner
Lowell Housing Authority
2018 - Current
Member
Board of Directors, Ironstone Farm
2018 - Current
Member
Board of Directors, Cultural Organization of Lowell
2018 - Current
Member
Board of Directors, Mill City Grows
2018 - Current
Vice Chair
Board of Directors, Lowell Community Health Center
2013 - 2018
Associate Board Member
Project LEARN Incorporated
2017 - Current
Committee Member
One Khmer, Incorporated
2017 - Current
Member
Board of Directors, Boys and Girls Club of Greater Lowell
2017 - Current
Student Mentor
Leadership Program, Middlesex Community College
2016 - 2017
Member
Board of Directors, Acre Family Child Care
2015 - Current
Volunteer
The Wish Project
2014 - Current
Advisory Board Member
Angkor Dance Troupe
2013 - Current
Member
Greater Lowell Road Runners
2013 - Current
Board of Directors Vice Chair
Cambodian Mutual Assistance Association
2009 - 2013
Member
Board of Directors, Light of Cambodian Children
2008 - 2011
Breakfast Planning Committee Member
Lowell Women's Week
2009 - Current
Volunteer
Cor Unum Meal Center
2008 - Current
Walker
Project Bread
2002 - Current