Terra Costa Howard

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Terra Costa Howard
Member of the Illinois House of Representatives
from the 48th district
Assumed office
January 9, 2019 (2019-January-09)
Preceded byPeter Breen
Personal details
Political partyDemocratic
ResidenceGlen Ellyn, Illinois
Alma materUniversity of Illinois (B.A.)
DePaul University (J.D.)

Terra Costa Howard is a Democratic member of the Illinois House of Representatives for the 48th district. The district, located in DuPage County, includes all or parts of Glen Ellyn, Lisle, Lombard, Wheaton, and Villa Park.[1]

Costa Howard defeated incumbent and House Republican Floor Leader Peter Breen in the 2018 general election. Prior to her election to the Illinois House of Representatives, she was a member of the Glen Ellyn School District 41 Board of Education and the Glen Ellyn Plan Commission.[2]

Costa Howard is an attorney who attended University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign and DePaul University College of Law.[3]


  1. ^ "PA 97-0006 Legislative District 24" (PDF). May 18, 2018. Retrieved November 15, 2018.
  2. ^ Kmitch, Justin (November 6, 2018). "Terra Costa Howard takes 48th House District from Peter Breen". Daily Herald.
  3. ^ Costa Howard, Terra (October 10, 2018). "Terra Costa Howard" (Interview). Interviewed by Daily Herald Editorial Board. Arlington Heights, Illinois: Daily Heralds. Retrieved November 15, 2018.

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