Katherine Clark
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Katherine Clark

Democrat

United States Representative, MA-5

Massachusetts

Addresses

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Washington, D.C.
2448 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC. 20515
Framingham District Office
116 Concord Street, Suite 1
Framingham, MA. 01702
Malden District Office
157 Pleasant Street, Suite 4
Malden, MA. 02148
Cambridge
701 Concord Avenue Suite 101
Cambridge, MA. 02138
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Katherine Clark

United States Representative, MA-5
Summary
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58
Years of Age
13
Years of Experience
MAResidence (state)

Katherine Marlea Clark (born July 17, 1963) is an American politician who has served as the United States representative for Massachusetts's 5th congressional district since 2013, and as the assistant House Democratic leader (officially, the "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 Clark's hometown of Melrose. A member of the Democratic Party, Clark was a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives from 2008 to 2011, and of the 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.

Issues

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Experience

Education

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Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
MPA Public Administration
1995 - 1997
Cornell Law School
JD
1986 - 1989
Saint Lawrence University
BA
1981 - 1985

Past Positions

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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 Experience

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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

Campaign Funding

2018
2016
2014
20
18
$1,223,164
Total Raised
$1,156,434
Total Spent
$1,018,946
Cash on Hand

Top Industries

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