BOSTON – Today, Assistant Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, Congresswoman Katherine Clark (MA-5), endorsed Andrea Campbell for Attorney General. Assistant Speaker Clark, who represents Massachusetts’ Fifth Congressional District, including parts of Middlesex, Worcester, and Suffolk County, highlighted Campbell’s record of delivering progress as an elected official and her drive to fight for Massachusetts’ families because of her own story and lived experiences.
“Andrea knows firsthand the difference that opportunity can make in a child’s life. As our next Attorney General, she will fight for every child in Massachusetts: from health care, to early education, to housing and safe neighborhoods,” said Assistant Speaker Clark. “Listening to Andrea’s life story, I hear her determination, and she has a proven track record of transforming challenges into solutions. Andrea will be a champion for opportunity for every Massachusetts family, and I am proud to endorse her for Attorney General.”
Since she was first elected to the Massachusetts’ Fifth District in 2013, Assistant Speaker Clark has fought for women, children, and families, ensuring that the issues families talk about around their kitchen tables are on the table in Washington. She is a vocal advocate for high quality affordable child care, universal pre-K, women’s reproductive rights, ending gun violence, and building an economy that gives everyone a fair shot at success. In fall 2020, she was elected by her colleagues to serve as Assistant Speaker of the 117th Congress, making her the second-highest-ranking woman in leadership and Massachusetts’s highest-ever ranking woman in the House.
“From her own time in the Attorney General’s office, Assistant Speaker Clark knows firsthand how this office can help families across the state. I’m deeply grateful to have earned her support and confidence in this race, and look forward to working together to expand the reach of the AG’s office,” said Campbell. “As Attorney General, I will leverage all of the tools and resources available to push for progress on issues of health care, wages, benefits, education, housing affordability, and more, to deliver greater opportunity for the people of Massachusetts.”