Howland Salutes Her Opponents on International Women's Day

By: Howland for Congress 2018
LAKE ZURICH, Ill. - March 8, 2018 - PRLog -- Amanda Howland, Democratic candidate for 6th Congressional District,  saluted her female opponents on International Wonen's Day.  Howland said, "I know how hard it is to run for Congress. I know how hard it is to be an elected official. But as women, we are not afraid of challenges. So, today I salute not only my female opponents, but all of the women around the country who are running for Congress. When women run, we all win. Happy International Women's Day."

Howland said, "I was raised by a single mom in Detroit and grew up with the knowledge that strong women can achieve anything they want. As a teenager, I often heard others say that girls don't need to go to college, but I knew that education would bring me new opportunities. I didn't want other girls to ever be told what their limits should be, so I became a teacher and later, a school administrator.

Today, as a community college trustee, I advocate for women to make sure they have every educational opportunity that they need to get ahead. I know that women can achieve whatever they want when they put their minds to it. In Congress, I'll fight for women around the globe so that no one ever underestimates their power."

Amanda Howland is a two-term elected trustee at the College of Lake County,  she won countywide and came in first out of six candidates in 2009 and first out of five candidates in 2015. She is an attorney, former special education teacher and administrator, a 2011 graduate of Loretta Durbin's Illinois Women's Institute for Leadership, and cancer survivor. Amanda has lived in Lake Zurich with her husband for more than 20 years. Her law practice is devoted to mediation, civil rights, and employment law. She is a nationally ranked gymnastics judge, longtime member of the Sierra Club, and member of the Lake Zurich Area Chamber of Commerce. In August 2017, Blue Sun and Dan Cohen conducted a poll in Illinois' 6th Congressional District, targeting likely voters in the Democratic primary poll showed that 46% of decided voters support Amanda.

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