Kathy was one of 46 women elected to the Massachusetts House of Representatives on November 6, 2018.
We asked Kathy what advice she had for others considering a run for office. Her response: “Be ready for unexpected opportunities and embrace them. If I could offer advice to anyone considering something new – whether it’s running for office or starting a business, it’s this: be willing to take a chance, to embrace opportunity, and then put your heart and soul into the effort.”
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A small-business owner, realtor, and proud mother of four, Kathy LaNatra has long demonstrated a commitment of service to the community as a volunteer and elected official. She has served as Vice-Chair of the Kingston Board of Selectmen and a trustee of the Affordable Housing Trust, as well as Recreation Commissioner, and as a member of the Community Preservation Committee. She is passionate about her local senior community and continues to be an active volunteer at the Council on Aging.
Drawing on her success in business, Kathy will embrace a pragmatic approach to the most pressing issues in the Commonwealth, advocating for practical, long-term solutions to education funding, affordable housing, the opioid epidemic, and climate change on Beacon Hill.
We’ve all heard politicians and pundits try to divide us by making these issues about Democrats and Republicans, Kathy knows that real solutions to our problems require politicians to work together regardless of political party. She is committed to a bipartisan approach to policymaking, and to strong constituent service – providing support to individuals contending with challenges, making a difference one life at a time.
Kathy lives in Kingston with her husband, Mike, a 12-year veteran of the Kingston Police Department, her four children (ages 24, 22, 12 and 11) and their three dogs.