Profile Photo
Katherine ClarkDEMDemocrat United States Representative, MA-5
59
Years of Age
14
Years of Experience
MAResidence (state)

Katherine Marlea Clark (born July 17, 1963) is an American politician who has served as the U.S. Representative for Massachusetts's 5th congressional district since 2013. She has been Assistant House Democratic Leader (officially Assistant Speaker) since 2021, making her the fourth-highest-ranking House Democrat. Her district includes many of Boston's northern and western suburbs, such as Medford, Framingham, Woburn, Waltham and her hometown of Revere. Clark was a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives from 2008 to 2011 and Massachusetts Senate from 2011 to 2013. Born in Connecticut, Clark worked as an attorney in several states, before moving to Massachusetts in 1995, where she worked in state government. She joined the Melrose School Committee in 2002, becoming committee chair in 2005. She was first elected to the state legislature in 2008, and contributed to legislation regarding criminal justice, education, and municipal pensions. She won the 2013 special election for the U.S. House of Representatives, to succeed Ed Markey, in the 5th district, and sits on the House Appropriations Committee.

Voterly's Issue Scores  (1 - 29 of 29)

Below lists the position this politician has taken on a political issue. The star rating represents the politician's prioritization and action on the issue based on data collected by relevant interest groups. Select an issue to view a more in-depth explanation of each rating.

Special Interest Group Ratings

Interest Groups That SUPPORT
Rating
Interest Groups That OPPOSE
Rating
Average Score

Disclaimer: A special interest group's positions on issues are gathered from various reputable sources including the organization's website, social media accounts, press releases, and other public communications. Special interest group politician ratings are provided by VoteSmart.org. Positions and ratings are subject to change and we may experience delays, interruptions, or errors, as a result. If you believe this information is inaccurate, please submit a problem report. Submit Report.

0 / 29

Campaign Funding

20
18
$1,223,164
Total Raised
$1,156,434
Total Spent
$1,018,946
Cash on Hand
Top Industries  (1 - 4 of 10) View All Industries
99%
Lawyers/Law Firms$93,689
90%
Pharmaceuticals/Health Products$85,600
78%
Securities & Investment$74,190
74%
Real Estate$69,724
72%
Retired$68,103
70%
Health Professionals$66,018
66%
Democratic/Liberal$62,910
55%
Building Trade Unions$52,500
46%
Public Sector Unions$44,000
39%
Transportation Unions$37,000
Direct campaign contributions grouped by the industry industry of each donor/PAC.

Largest Contributors

Funding generally from an organization's PAC or its members/employees. Organizations did not donate directly.
Financial Data Source: Center for Responsive Politics
Education5 - 5 of 3
Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
MPA Public Administration
1995 - 1997
Cornell Law School
JD
1986 - 1989
Saint Lawrence University
BA
1981 - 1985
Past Positions1 - 11 of 11
Assistant Speaker of the House
United States House of Representatives
2020 - Current
Representative
United States House of Representatives, Massachusetts
2013 - Current
Senator
Commonwealth of Massachusetts Senate
2010 - 2013
Representative
Commonwealth of Massachusetts House of Representatives
2008 - 2010
Chair
Melrose School Committee
2002 - 2006
Prosecutor
Colorado Attorney General's Office
1991 - 1993
Clerk
Honorable Alfred A. Arraj, Federal Court
1990 - 1991
Associate
Keck Mahin & Cate
1988 - 1990
Former Attorney
Colorado District Attorney's Council
Former Chief
Policy Division, Massachusetts Attorney General
Former General Counsel
Massachusetts Office of Child Care Services
Other Experience1 - 17 of 17
Member, Advisory Board
Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy
Current
Member, Advisory Council
Department of Early Education and Care
Current
Member
Melrose School Committee
2001 - 2007
Co-Chair
Democratic Coordinated Campaign
2006
Member
Women’s Bar Association
Member
Massachusetts Association of School Committees
Member
Melrose Democratic City Committee
Former Member
Education and the Workforce Committee, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Science, Space and Technology Committee, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Subcommittee on Research and Technology, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Energy Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Subcommittee on Workforce Protections, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education, United States House of Representatives
Member
Bio Tech Caucus
Member
Library Caucus
Member
Caucus of Women Legislators
Member
Congressional Progressive Caucus