U.S. House District 5 election: Niki Tsongas
Niki Tsongas is currently running to represent Massachusetts’ 3rd Congressional District. Since 2007, Tsongas has represented Massachusetts’ 5th Congressional District as the first woman from Massachusetts elected to the U.S. Congress in twenty-five years. She won the seat following a special election in October 2007, succeeding Marty Meehan, who resigned to become Chancellor of UMass Lowell. Congresswoman Tsongas serves on the House Armed Services Committee and the Natural Resources Committee.
The day Tsongas was sworn in as a new member of Congress – October 18th – she cast her first vote to help ensure healthcare coverage for 200,000 children in Massachusetts and close to ten million nationwide. She has continued to make broad healthcare coverage for children a priority.
Niki Tsongas is known for her roots in the Third District and her years of public service to the region. The Lowell Sun described Niki Tsongas as having “experience, dedication and deep understanding of the…District as a whole.”
Niki has a law degree from Boston University and started Lowell’s first all-female law practice. Prior to being elected to Congress, she was the Dean of External Affairs at Middlesex Community College-the largest community college in the Commonwealth.