Kaufman’s “OPEN HOUSE” Welcomes Edward Markey’s Successor

Representative Jay Kaufman’s award winning public policy forum, “OPEN HOUSE”, has a special guest in store this month in newly-elected Congresswoman Katherine Clark, (D-Melrose). The forum, the eighth of the 19th season, will be held Thursday March 20th, from 7:00PM-8:30PM at the historic Depot in Lexington Center (13 Depot Square in Lexington Center).

Katherine Clark was elected to represent the 5th Congressional District of Massachusetts in a Special Election in December, 2013, to fill long-time Congressman Edward Markey’s seat. Senator Markey, who himself won a Special Election to the United States Senate in June, 2013, replaced John Kerry, appointed by President Barack Obama in February, 2013 to be US Secretary of State.

An attorney by trade, Congresswoman Clark’s has a long and distinguished record of public service for the Commonwealth. She was first elected to the Melrose School Committee, while also serving as Chief of the Policy Division for Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley. She was elected in March 2008 to the Massachusetts House of Representatives, and was subsequently elected to the State Senate in November of 2010.

Congresswoman Clark’s professional career also includes service as general counsel for the Massachusetts Office of Child Care Services. She is a graduate of St. Lawrence University, Cornell University School of Law, and the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. She serves on the Advisory Council for the Department of Early Education and Care and the Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy Advisory Board at the University of Massachusetts Boston.

What is the political environment in Washington today? Can anything be done to lessen the partisanship and reduce the toxic nature of the debate? Is the Tea Party still a force to be reckoned with? How has the adjustment to the national stage been? Find out the answers to these questions and bring your own. Don’t miss this forum March 20th, from 7PM-8PM. As always, the forum will take its shape largely from questions from the audience. Questions can also be submitted in advance at www.jaykaufman.com, or tweet your questions to @repjaykaufman 

In 1997, OPEN HOUSE was awarded the prestigious Beacon Award, cable television’s equivalent of an Emmy, as the nation’s best government relations series. The series was also named the best television series by Massachusetts Cable Television Commission. The OPEN HOUSE series is produced through a partnership between Representative Kaufman and LexMedia which records the forums for broadcast in Lexington and Woburn.