The Association of Developmental Disabilities has named State Senator Katherine Clark its legislator of the year. The Melrose Democrat, whose district also includes Wakefield, received the honor on Tuesday at a luncheon at the State House.
Clark chairs the Joint Committee on Revenue and has worked to ensure sufficient transportation funding for community disability programs. Clark has also brought a focus in her work to assisting those with developmental disabilities, said the organization in a statement.
“Sen. Clark has been a tireless worker behind the scenes to make sure that people living with developmental disabilities and their families have the access they need to services and supports so they can fully enjoy independent lives as possible,” said Gary Blumenthal, the President and Chief Executive Officer of ADDP. “For this and many other reasons, we are honored to name her our Legislator of the Year.”
Clark was re-elected to a second state senate term in November. She also served one term in the state house of representatives and also worked as an assistant attorney general.