|Born:||July 17, 1963 (age 58)|
|Career:||U.S. House of Representatives, 2013-present|
Massachusetts state Senate, 2011-2013
Massachusetts state House of Representatives, 2008-2011
|Education:||St. Lawrence University|
Cornell Law School
Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University
Katherine Clark represents the 5th Congressional District of Massachusetts. She was first elected in a special election on December 10, 2013, to succeed Sen. Ed Markey, who resigned after being elected to fill John Kerry's seat following his nomination as U.S. Secretary of State. On November 18, 2020, she was elected assistant speaker, making her the second-highest-ranking woman ever in party leadership after Nancy Pelosi.
Clark was born July 17, 1963, in New Haven, Connecticut. She graduated from St. Lawrence University, Cornell Law School and the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
Clark worked as a lawyer in Chicago and Colorado before becoming general counsel for Massachusetts' Office of Child Care Services in 1995. She was elected to the Melrose School Committee in 2002 and was elected chairwoman in 2005. She was appointed co-chair of Victory 2006, the state Democratic Party's campaign and fundraising effort for the 2006 gubernatorial election, and also worked as Chief of Policy and Government Relations in the state Attorney General's office. She was first elected to the Massachusetts state House of Representatives in a special election in 2007 and was re-elected in 2008. In the House, she served as chairman of the Committee on the Judiciary. In 2010, Clark was elected to the Massachusetts state Senate.
In addition to her work in Congress, Clark serves on the Advisory Council for the Department of Early Education and Care and the Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy Advisory Board at the University of Massachusetts Boston.
For information on Clark's policy subject areas, committee appointments and sponsored/co-sponsored legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives, please visit her profile on https://www.congress.gov.
- Framingham State University Commencement Address - May 23, 2021
- Katherine Clark Preliminary Election Victory Speech- Oct. 18, 2013