Martha is Vice-Chair of the New Hampshire Democratic Party and a member of Democratic National Committee, serving on the Resolutions Committee. In 2008 and again in 2012 she is co-chair of the New Hampshire Committee to elect Barack Obama President of the United States.
Martha participates on many different boards and commissions in her community. She presently serves as President of the Board of Strawbery Banke, as an advisor to the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and is the past President of Scenic America.
Martha earned a master’s degree in art history from Boston University, and an undergraduate degree from Mills College. She was born and raised in York, Maine. Since 1973, she and her husband, Dr. Geoffrey Clark, have lived in the city of Portsmouth where they raised their three children, Caleb, Nathaniel and Anna.
On November 6, 2012, Sen. Clark was returned to the New Hampshire Senate from the newly-redrawn 21st District, which includes her hometown of Portsmouth. She won by over 11,000 votes – the largest margin of victory for any contested candidate in the 2012 NH Senate elections.