My name is Darrin Howell and I’ll be the first to admit I am not a politician — far from it.

I’m a person who has struggled at times to make ends meet and put food on the table.

I’m a parent who has been on that endless search for safe, affordable housing for my family.

I’m a friend who has lost loved ones to community violence and dealt first-hand with the trauma that results.

I’ve felt the pull of the street life and the “easy money” it can bring in along with the hard consequences of those decisions.

My youth mirrors the experiences of so many young men and women of color in Roxbury and Dorchester. But in the many years since, I’ve drawn on that experience to become an effective mentor and organizer helping neighbors lift themselves up to get beyond these same struggles.

I’ve been a strong advocate at City Hall, on Beacon Hill, and in Washington pushing leaders on progressive priorities that support local families. And when those leaders fail to listen, I’ve been an even more outspoken voice in the streets, leading marches and rallies to demand action.

I’m running for State Representative to put my lived experience and action-focused approach to work on behalf of our community. I hope you’ll take a few minutes to learn more about my journey, my priorities and my approach and I humbly ask for your vote September 4th.


Darrin Howell

P.S. Please don’t hesitate to reach out with your questions, ideas  Give me a call at (617) 297-8084 or email