Katherine Clark

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Katherine Clark
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Massachusetts State Senate, Fifth Middlesex District
Incumbent
In office
January 5, 2011 - present
Term ends
January 7, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$61,133/year
Per diem$10-$100/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
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
CandidateVerification
Katherine 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.

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

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.

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:

Election history

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.[1][2]

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

On November 4, 2008, Clark won election to the Massachusetts House of Representatives, Thirty-second Middlesex, unopposed. [3]

Clark raised $58,795 for her campaign.[4]

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. [5]

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. [6]

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.

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Massachusetts State Senate Fifth Middlesex
2011 - present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Massachusetts House of Representatives Middlesex 32
2008–2011
Succeeded by
Paul Brodeur