MELROSE – Congresswoman Katherine Clark, a Democrat from Melrose, easily defeated her challenger Caroline Colarusso, a former Framingham Postmaster and a Stoneham Republican tonight, November 3.
Rep. Clark was re-elected to her seat in the fifth congressional district with 73% of the vote with 65% of the vote count. That district include Framingham, Ashland, & Natick.
“Thank you to the voters of the Fifth District for sending me back to Congress! It is the honor of a lifetime to represent you and to work alongside you to build a stronger, more inclusive America,” said Rep. Clark tonight.
“There is much work to be done. The COVID-19 pandemic has shaken our community and our economy to their core. Americans are sick and suffering, and have waited too long for relief and real, science-based solutions to this crippling public health crisis. Delivering a national strategy to contain the virus and stabilize our families and our businesses remain my number one priority,” said Congresswoman Clark, who is the House Democratic Caucus Vice Chair.
“This moment in our history demands not just recovery but rebirth. We must finally confront the challenges that have long plagued America. From health care access to racial injustice to climate change to voting rights, the threats facing our planet and democracy are great. We need bold solutions and urgent action to allow us to live up to our nation’s promise of liberty and justice for all,” said Congresswoman Clark. “”With your partnership and this commitment to equality as our guiding star, we will ensure every family can succeed and that our nation’s future is bright. Thank you again for your confidence.”
Rep. Clark easily won Ashland 7,047 to 3,051.
Framingham results were not available as of 11 p.m.