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Last updated Sep. 08, 2014

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Rep. Katherine M. Clark (D-Mass.)

District: 5th District
Political Highlights: Melrose School Committee, 2002-07; Democratic nominee for Mass. Senate, 2004; Mass. House, 2008-11; Mass. Senate, 2011-13; U.S. House of Representatives, 2013-present
Born: July 17, 1963; New Haven, Conn.
Residence: Melrose
Religion: Protestant
Family: Husband, Rodney S. Dowell; three children
Education: St. Lawrence U., B.A. 1985; Cornell U., J.D. 1989; Harvard U., M.P.A. 1997
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 2013 (1st full term)
Committee Assignments: Education & the Workforce (Early Childhood, Elementary & Secondary Education; Workforce Protections); Science, Space & Technology (Energy; Research and Technology)

Election History
2014generalKatherine Clark (D) 182,10098.3
2013specialKatherine Clark (D) 40,17265.9
Frank Addivinola (R) 19,31931.7
James Aulenti (I) 9941.6
James Hall (JPS) 4520.7
Roll Call Vitals


on the House Seniority List

Fellow Massachusetts Rep. Richard E. Neal (D) is 31st.


Massachusetts is 20th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.


Twitter Followers (@RepKClark)

Rep. Katherine M. Clark has no appearances on Sunday talk shows.

Sen. Bernard Sanders (I-Vt.) has the most appearances so far this year.

Roll Call and CQ Weekly use ratings assigned by the Rothenberg Political Report, which are defined as follows: SAFE: As of today, the party indicated is all but certain to win the seat. FAVORED: One candidate has a substantial advantage, but an upset is still possible. LEAN: The party indicated has the edge, but the outcome is less certain than for races rated as favored. TILT: The outcome is effectively regarded as a tossup for each of these highly competitive seats, although the party indicated has a slight edge. TOSSUP: Neither party has an edge in these contests.