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The 192nd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Representative Kate Lipper-Garabedian Democrat - 32nd Middlesex

Kate has dedicated her professional career to public service.  Kate’s first job was as a seventh-grade public school teacher in an economically disadvantaged neighborhood of Atlanta. After graduating from Harvard Law School, she worked as a judicial clerk in the federal courts and as a consultant for states, school districts, colleges, and universities, and nonprofit organizations on efforts to improve outcomes for children and students.  Before joining the General Court, Kate served as the Chief Legal Counsel at the Massachusetts Executive Office of Education and was a City Councilor-at-Large in Melrose. Kate lives with her husband Mark, sons Harrison and Oscar, and family dog Baryn.

Personal Information




Mark Garabedian




Dog, Baryn

  • Watching/attending college and professional sports events, leisure reading, going to the beach

Career Highlights

  • "elected to the Massachusetts House of Representatives in March 2020 in a special election"
  • Chief Legal Counsel at the Massachusetts Executive Office of Education from 2015-2020.
  • Melrose City Councilor from 2018-2020 and Chair of the Appropriations Committee from 2019-2020.

Education & Public Service

  • Harvard Law School, J.D.
  • University of Virginia, B.A. English and History
  • Governor’s School for Government and International Relations (Richmond, Virginia)
  • Melrose City Councilor-at-Large (2018-2020)
  • Seventh Grade Public School Teacher, English and Reading