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  |Name = Katherine Clark
 
  |Name = Katherine Clark
 
  |Profile picture = Katherine_Clark.jpg
 
  |Profile picture = Katherine_Clark.jpg
  |Position = Massachusetts State Senate, Fifth Middlesex District
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  |Position = U.S. House, Massachusetts District 5
|Current candidacy  = U.S. House, Massachusetts District 5
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|Current candidacy election date = December 10, 2013
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|Current candidacy primary date =October 15, 2013
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  |Status = Incumbent
 
  |Status = Incumbent
  |Tenure = January 5, 2011 - present
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  |Tenure = December 12, 2013 - present
  |Term ends = [[Term-end dates of legislators elected on November 6, 2012|January 7, 2015]]
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  |Assumed office = 2011
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  |Assumed office = 2013
 
  |Political party = Democratic | Party dot = {{bluedot|size=10px}}
 
  |Political party = Democratic | Party dot = {{bluedot|size=10px}}
 
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  |Base salary = $61,133/year
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  |Per diem = $10-$100/day
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  |Pension  =  
 
  |Pension  =  
  |Last election = [[Massachusetts State Senate elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]
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  |Last election = [[Special elections to the 113th United States Congress (2013-2014)|December 10, 2013]]
 
  |Appointed =  
 
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  |Appointed by =  
 
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  |First elected = [[Massachusetts State Senate elections, 2010|November 2, 2010]]
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  |First elected = [[Special elections to the 113th United States Congress (2013-2014)|December 10, 2013]]
 
  |Term limits =  
 
  |Term limits =  
 
  |Next election = November 4, 2014
 
  |Next election = November 4, 2014
  |Prior office = Massachusetts House of Representatives
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  |Prior office = Massachusetts State Senate, Fifth Middlesex District
  |Prior office years = 2008-2010
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  |Prior office years = January 5, 2011 - December 11, 2013<ref name=gh>[http://www.metrowestdailynews.com/news/x1275651277/Katherine-Clark-sworn-in-as-Congresswoman-in-D-C ''GateHouse Media'', "Katherine Clark sworn in as Congresswoman in D.C.," December 12, 2013.  Accessed December 13, 2013]</ref>
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  |Prior office 2 = Massachusetts House of Representatives
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  |Prior office 2 years = 2008-2010
 
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  |Profession = General Counsel, Massachusetts Office of Child Care Services
 
  |Profession = General Counsel, Massachusetts Office of Child Care Services
 
  |Religion = Christian
 
  |Religion = Christian
  |Office website = http://www.malegislature.gov/People/Profile/KMC0
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  |Office website = http://katherineclark.house.gov/
 
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  |Personal website = http://katherineclark.org/
 
  |Personal website = http://katherineclark.org/
}}{{tnr}}'''Katherine M. Clark''' (b. July 17, 1963) is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[Massachusetts State Senate]], representing the Fifth Middlesex district.  She was first elected to the chamber in 2010.  
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}}{{tnr}}'''Katherine M. Clark''' (b. July 17, 1963) is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[U.S. House of Representatives|U.S. House]] representing [[Massachusetts' 5th congressional district]]Clark was first elected to the House in 2013.
  
Clark is a [[Democratic]] representative-elect to the [[U.S. House of Representatives|U.S. House]] representing [[Special elections to the 113th United States Congress (2013-2014)|the 5th Congressional District]] of [[Massachusetts]].<ref name="wbur"/> She defeated [[Peter Koutoujian]], [[Karen Spilka]], [[Will Brownsberger]], [[Carl Sciortino]], [[Martin Long]] and [[Paul John Maisano]] in the [[Democratic]] primary on October 15, 2013.<ref name="dprimary">[http://livewire.wcvb.com/Event/Massachusetts_5th_District_Congressional_Primary_Results ''WCVB TV,'' "Massachusetts' 5th congressional primary results," accessed October 15, 2013]</ref> She won election to the seat in the election on December 10, 2013.<ref>[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2013/by_state/MA_US_House_1210.html?SITE=AP&SECTION=POLITICS ''AP,'' "December 10 Election Results," accessed December 10, 2013]</ref>
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Clark won election to the U.S. House from [[Massachusetts]] for the seat vacated by [[Ed Markey]]. She defeated [[Peter Koutoujian]], [[Karen Spilka]], [[Will Brownsberger]], [[Carl Sciortino]], [[Martin Long]] and [[Paul John Maisano]] in the [[Democratic]] primary on October 15, 2013.<ref name="wbur"/><ref name="dprimary">[http://livewire.wcvb.com/Event/Massachusetts_5th_District_Congressional_Primary_Results ''WCVB TV,'' "Massachusetts' 5th congressional primary results," accessed October 15, 2013]</ref> She won election to the seat in the election on December 10, 2013.<ref>[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2013/by_state/MA_US_House_1210.html?SITE=AP&SECTION=POLITICS ''AP,'' "December 10 Election Results," accessed December 10, 2013]</ref>
  
Clark served in the [[Massachusetts House of Representatives]], representing the Thirty-Second Middlesex district from 2008 to 2011.
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Clark served in the [[Massachusetts State Senate]], representing the Fifth Middlesex district from 2011 to 2013.  Clark also served in the [[Massachusetts House of Representatives]], representing the Thirty-Second Middlesex district from 2008 to 2011.
  
 
==Biography==
 
==Biography==
Clark received her B.A. from St. Lawrence University, M.P.A. from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, and J.D. from Cornell Law School.  Her professional experience includes working as General Counsel of the Massachusetts Office of Child Care Services, Prosecutor for the Colorado Attorney General's Office, and Federal Court Clerk for the Honorable Alfred A. Arraj.
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Clark earned her B.A. from St. Lawrence University, M.P.A. from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, and J.D. from Cornell Law School.  Her professional experience includes working as General Counsel of the Massachusetts Office of Child Care Services, Prosecutor for the Colorado Attorney General's Office and Federal Court Clerk for the Honorable Alfred A. Arraj.
  
 
==Committee assignments==
 
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===2010===
 
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On November 2, 2010, Clark won election to the [[Massachusetts State Senate]], Middlesex and Essex District, defeating [[Craig Spadafora]] (R).  
 
On November 2, 2010, Clark won election to the [[Massachusetts State Senate]], Middlesex and Essex District, defeating [[Craig Spadafora]] (R).  
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On November 4, 2008, Clark won election to the [[Massachusetts House of Representatives]], Thirty-second Middlesex, unopposed. <ref>[http://www.sec.state.ma.us/ele/elepdf/2008%20Return%20of%20Votes%20Complete.pdf 2008 Election Results, Massachusetts House of Representatives]</ref>
 
On November 4, 2008, Clark won election to the [[Massachusetts House of Representatives]], Thirty-second Middlesex, unopposed. <ref>[http://www.sec.state.ma.us/ele/elepdf/2008%20Return%20of%20Votes%20Complete.pdf 2008 Election Results, Massachusetts House of Representatives]</ref>
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In 2010, Clark raised $366,028 in contributions. <ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=MA&y=2010&f=S&so=O#sorttable 2010 contributions]</ref>   
 
In 2010, Clark raised $366,028 in contributions. <ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=MA&y=2010&f=S&so=O#sorttable 2010 contributions]</ref>   
  
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Clark raised $58,975 in the 2008 election cycle.
 
Clark raised $58,975 in the 2008 election cycle.
  
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Katherine Clark
Katherine Clark.jpg
U.S. House, Massachusetts District 5
Incumbent
In office
December 12, 2013 - present
Years in position 1
PartyDemocratic
Elections and appointments
Last electionDecember 10, 2013
First electedDecember 10, 2013
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Massachusetts State Senate, Fifth Middlesex District
January 5, 2011 - December 11, 2013[1]
Massachusetts House of Representatives
2008-2010
Education
Bachelor'sSaint Lawrence University, 1985
Master'sKennedy School of Government, Harvard University, 1997
J.D.Cornell Law School, 1989
Personal
BirthdayJuly 17, 1963
Place of birthNew Haven, Connecticut
ProfessionGeneral Counsel, Massachusetts Office of Child Care Services
ReligionChristian
Websites
Office website
Personal website
Katherine M. Clark (b. July 17, 1963) is a Democratic member of the U.S. House representing Massachusetts' 5th congressional district. Clark was first elected to the House in 2013.

Clark won election to the U.S. House from Massachusetts for the seat vacated by Ed Markey. She defeated Peter Koutoujian, Karen Spilka, Will Brownsberger, Carl Sciortino, Martin Long and Paul John Maisano in the Democratic primary on October 15, 2013.[2][3] She won election to the seat in the election on December 10, 2013.[4]

Clark served in the Massachusetts State Senate, representing the Fifth Middlesex district from 2011 to 2013. Clark also served in the Massachusetts House of Representatives, representing the Thirty-Second Middlesex district from 2008 to 2011.

Biography

Clark earned her B.A. from St. Lawrence University, M.P.A. from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, and J.D. from Cornell Law School. Her professional experience includes working as General Counsel of the Massachusetts Office of Child Care Services, Prosecutor for the Colorado Attorney General's Office and Federal Court Clerk for the Honorable Alfred A. Arraj.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Clark served on the following committees:

Massachusetts Committee Assignments, 2013
Post Audit and Oversight, Vice-chair
Steering and Policy, Chair
Judiciary Joint, Chair
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Joint, Vice-chair
Public Health Joint
Public Safety and Homeland Security Joint

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Clark served on these committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Clark served on these committees:

Elections

2013

See also: Massachusetts' 5th congressional district special election, 2013

Clark was a 2013 Democratic candidate seeking election to the U.S. House representing the 5th Congressional District of Massachusetts.[2] The election was held to replace outgoing Rep. Ed Markey (D) who was elected to the U.S. Senate in the June 25th election for John Kerry's vacant seat after his appointment as Secretary of State.[5][6]

She defeated Peter Koutoujian, Karen Spilka, Will Brownsberger, Carl Sciortino, Martin Long and Paul John Maisano in the Democratic primary on October 15, 2013.[3] She defeated Frank Addivinola (R), James Hall and James Aulenti in the general election on December 10, 2013.[7][3]

U.S. House, Massachusetts District 5 General Special Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngKatherine Clark 66% 40,303
     Republican Frank Addivinola 31.6% 19,328
     Independent James Aulenti 1.6% 996
     Justice, Peace, Security Party James Hall 0.7% 452
Total Votes 61,079
Source: Results via Massachusetts Elections Division
U.S. House, Massachusetts District 5 Special Democratic Primary, 2013
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngKatherine Clark 31.6% 21,983
Peter Koutoujian 22% 15,303
Carl Sciortino 16% 11,160
Will Brownsberger 14.6% 10,163
Karen Spilka 13.1% 9,088
John Paul Maisano 2.2% 1,520
Martin Long 0.6% 398
Total Votes 69,615
Source: Official Results from Massachusetts Elections Division

2012

See also: Massachusetts State Senate elections, 2012

Clark won re-election in the 2012 election for Massachusetts State Senate Fifth Middlesex District. Clark was unopposed in the September 6 Democratic primary and was unopposed in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[8][9]

2010

See also: Massachusetts State Senate elections, 2010

On November 2, 2010, Clark won election to the Massachusetts State Senate, Middlesex and Essex District, defeating Craig Spadafora (R).

Massachusetts State Senate - Middlesex and Essex District
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Katherine Clark (D) 30,492
Craig Spadafora (R) 27,790
All Others 58
Blanks 2,863

2008

See also: Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Clark won election to the Massachusetts House of Representatives, Thirty-second Middlesex, unopposed. [10]

Clark raised $58,795 for her campaign.[11]

Massachusetts State House of Representatives, Thirty-second Middlesex (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Katherine Clark (D) 16,569
All Others 276
Blanks 3,274

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010, Clark raised $366,028 in contributions. [12]

Her three largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Massachusetts Democratic Party $58,512
Clark, Katherine $20,000
Massachusetts Alliance $1,094

2008

Clark raised $58,975 in the 2008 election cycle.

Her major contributors are listed below. [13]

Donor Amount
Massachusetts Democratic Party $8,340
Cameron Kerry $1,000
Phillip W. Johnston $1,000
Benjamin Schwartz $1,000
16 different donors $500

Personal

Clark is married and has three children. She has been a member of the Melrose School Committee, Melrose Democratic City Committee, Massachusetts Association of School Committees, Women’s Bar Association, Bio Tech Caucus, Library Caucus, and Caucus of Women Legislators.

Recent news

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Political offices
Preceded by
Ed Markey (D)
U.S. House of Representatives - Massachusetts, 5th District
2013 - present
Succeeded by
N/A
Preceded by
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Massachusetts State Senate Fifth Middlesex
2011 - 2013
Succeeded by
TBA
Preceded by
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Massachusetts House of Representatives Middlesex 32
2008–2011
Succeeded by
Paul Brodeur (D)