Contact & Bio

Howie Fain


Worcester, Massachusetts

Twitter: @prvoting

Education, Employment and Personal

(apart from My PR Journey, in which I describe my path to becoming a co-founder in 1992 of Citizens for Proportional Representation, which later became FairVote)

Education: BA in Philosophy, SUNY Binghamton, 1977

MEd in General Science Education, Cambridge College, 2005

Employment: Direct care human services worker and Occupational Therapist Assistant, 1978-1986

Labor Union field staff, and Staff Director, mostly AFSCME, some SEIU, 1986-2003

Middle school science teacher, Worcester Public Schools, 2003-2019

Deputy Director of Policy and Research, Voter Choice Massachusetts, 2019-2020

Family: Married, with kids, grandkids, and dog

Recreation: Hiking & biking, including a regular volunteer stint as Recreation Coordinator at summer social justice camp in NH

Local Boards: at different times: affordable housing; youth center; older child adoption