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Clark elected to leadership role in House; Becomes most powerful Mass. congresswoman ever

Nov 19, 2020 - The Boston Globe


The Melrose Democrat was elected assistant speaker by her House Democratic colleagues.


WASHINGTON — Massachusetts is a storied pipeline for leaders in the House of Representatives, producing eight speakers — all men — and numerous committee chairs, all but one also men.

On Wednesday, Representative Katherine Clark, the Melrose Democrat who has risen swiftly up the ranks in the House, was elected assistant speaker, making her the fourth-ra...