Rep. Rady Mom on transforming Lowell’s urban landscape

Rady Mom is the first Cambodian-American in history to be elected to a state Legislature. His extraordinary personal journey mirrors the remarkable metamorphosis of his home base in Lowell. Like many industrial cities in Massachusetts, Lowell succumbed to the ravages of urban decay in the second half of the 20th century. But unlike other regional metropolises, Lowell’s political, commercial and cultural leaders decided to pool their energies to rejuvenate their city.