Congresswoman Katherine Clark represents the 5th Congressional District of Massachusetts. Katherine, her husband Rod and their three boys Addison, Jared and Nathaniel live in Melrose. The boys attend the public schools and both sets of grandparents help keep the whole operation in motion.
Katherine’s introduction to public service came at an early age, as she learned about her grandmother working at a machine shop to support the troops during World War II. She never expected to run for office but when she was asked to run for her local school committee, she did it because she believed she could make a difference. Katherine’s commitment to helping her community and helping hardworking families succeed led her to take on leadership roles in the community including service as general counsel for the Massachusetts Office of Child Care Services, chief of the Policy Division for the Massachusetts Attorney General and prosecutor. She was elected in March 2008 to the Massachusetts House of Representatives, and was elected to the State Senate in November of 2010.
In the state legislature, Katherine focused on improving the lives of the families she serves through both constituent service and by focusing on issues that affect families each and every day. Her commitment to public service is driven by the idea that, despite the roadblocks, we are always moving forward towards a more perfect union.
On December 10, 2013, Katherine was sent to Washington by the people of Massachusetts’s 5th Congressional District to be their voice as Congress debates the most critical issues of our time.
Katherine believes that Congress can and must do better by the hardworking families of Massachusetts. In Congress, Katherine is working on the issues that everyday class families talk about at their kitchen tables every night – good jobs, excellent schools for our kids, gun safety, and keeping our promises to our seniors and veterans.