Amanda Howland is a 2018 Democratic candidate seeking election to the U.S. House to represent the 6th Congressional District of Illinois. Howland also sought to represent the same district in 2016. Howland was a 2012 Democratic candidate for District 26 of the Illinois State Senate. Howland is the principal attorney with the firm of Howland and Associates. She earned a B.S. in education from Central Michigan University, M.A. in psychology from Michigan State University, M.S. in educational administration from Northern Illinois University, and J.D. from the Chicago-Kent College of Law. Howland previously worked as a special education teacher, assistant principal and a principal in elementary education.