|U.S. House, New Hampshire, District 1|
was a 2012 Democratic candidate who sought election to the U.S. House
to represent the 1st Congressional District
of New Hampshire
Between 1989 and 2002, Dowdell worked in the DC area for Congressional Quarterly and FDA News. In 2003, she moved to Portsmouth, New Hampshire to become Vice President and Director of Corporate Responsibility for Citizens Advisers. From 2008 through 2010, Dowdell was the Senior Vice President and Director of Corporate Responsibility for the Sentinel Financial Services Company in Montpelier, Vermont. She started running for office in 2011.
- See also: New Hampshire's 1st Congressional District elections, 2012
Dowdell was running in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing New Hampshire's 1st District. Her name no longer appears on the official candidate list.
The Washington Post listed the House of Representatives elections in New Hampshire in 2012 as one of the 10 states that could have determined whether Democrats retook the House or Republicans held their majority in 2013. New Hampshire ranked 10th on the list.