WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, endorsed Katherine Clark for Congress to represent Massachusetts’ Fifth Congressional District. EMILY’s List is moving Clark from “On the List,” a designation that gave her early access to its grassroots network of over two million members, to a full recommendation.
“Katherine Clark has an impressive record fighting for women and families in her community, and her effective leadership is exactly what Washington needs,” said Stephanie Schriock, President of EMILY’s List. “From the school committee in Melrose to the state Senate in Boston, Katherine has been a champion for children and has put the safety of Massachusetts families first. In Washington, she will continue standing up for women’s healthcare and reproductive rights and make sure all Massachusetts families have a fair shot. The EMILY’s List community – now more than two million members strong – is excited to continue supporting Katherine’s strong campaign, so that she can block Republican extremists from attacking women’s rights and opportunities and move our country forward.”
EMILY’s List is proud to stand with a strong coalition of Massachusetts women in support of Katherine Clark.
Katherine Clark’s record of public service is focused on advocating for women and families. She serves as general counsel for the Massachusetts Office of Child Care Services, and has served as chief of the policy division for the Massachusetts Attorney General and as a prosecutor. Katherine served for six years on the school committee in Melrose, Massachusetts, where she and her husband Rod have three children in public schools. She was first elected to the legislature in March 2008 to represent Melrose and Wakefield in the Massachusetts House of Representatives, and is now serving her second term representing Malden, Melrose, Reading, Stoneham, Wakefield, and Winchester in the Massachusetts State Senate. Katherine 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, vice chair of the Senate Committee on Post Audit and Oversight, and on the Joint Committees on Public Health and Public Safety and Homeland Security. She serves on the Advisory Council for the Department of Early Education and Care, the Advisory Council for the Department of Early Education and Care and on the Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy Advisory Board at the University of Massachusetts Boston. Katherine is a graduate of St. Lawrence University, Cornell University School of Law, and the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.