The seat has been open since Michael Festa was appointed by Governor Patrick to the serve as the Secretary of Elder Affairs. After leaving office, Festa also threw his support behind Clark’s bid to fill his seat.
Katherine Clark lives in Melrose with her husband Rodney and their three sons. Katherine was elected to the Melrose School Committee in November 2001 and served as Chairman for three terms. An attorney with 18 years in public service, Clark most recently served as Chief of Policy and Government for Attorney General Martha Coakley.
On Tuesday, February 5th she was elected as the Democratic Nominee to fill the vacant 32nd Middlesex Representative seat.