Katherine Clark was sworn in for her second term as a Massachusetts State Senator representing Malden, Melrose, Reading, Stoneham, Wakefield and Winchester on January 2, 2013. She was first elected the legislature in March 2008 to represent Melrose and Wakefield in the Massachusetts House of Representatives.
Senator Clark serves as the Chair of the Joint Committee on the Judiciary, Chair of the Senate Committee on Steering and Policy, Vice Chair of the Joint Committee on Mental Health and Substance Abuse, and Vice Chair of the Senate Committee on Post Audit and Oversight. She also serves on the Joint Committees on Public Health and Public Safety and Homeland Security. Senator Clark is a member of the Advisory Council for the Department of Early Education and Care. In 2011, Senator Clark was appointed to the Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy Advisory Board at the University of Massachusetts Boston.
Katherine’s professional career includes service as a prosecutor, school committee member, General Counsel for the Massachusetts Office of Child Care Services, and Chief of the Policy Division for the Massachusetts Attorney General. Katherine is a graduate of St. Lawrence University, Cornell University School of Law, and the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
Katherine has a common sense approach to government.
Her top priority is making sure that our local voice is heard on Beacon Hill. She has successfully fought to create jobs, open the books on the state’s finances to the public, for public school funding equity, and for anti-bullying and domestic violence legislation.
Katherine and her husband Rod are raising their three sons Addison, Jared and Nathaniel in Melrose. The boys attend the public schools and both sets of grandparents help keep the whole operation in motion!