Headshot of Massachusetts State Representative Kay Khan

Rep. Kay Khan

State Representative, 11th Middlesex district

State Representative Kay Khan has represented Newton in the Massachusetts House of Representatives since 1995. She currently represents the 11th Middlesex district. She was honored to serve as the House Chair of the Joint Committee on Children, Families, and Persons with Disabilities for 12 years and was appointed a Commissioner of the Permanent Commission on the Status of Persons with Disabilities. Some of her recent legislative victories include a ban on conversion therapy for minors, the creation of the Special Commission on Racial Inequities in Maternal Health, and a complete ban on child marriage for individuals under the age of 18 without exception.

 Representative Khan earned her bachelor’s degree and master’s degree with honors in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing from Boston University School of Nursing and worked in a private practice in Newton for close to 20 years. She has been awarded numerous recognitions including the “Abigail Adams Tribute Award” by the Massachusetts Women’s Political Caucus, the “Legislator of the Year Award” by the Women Bar Association, and the “Distinguished Legislator Award” by the Boston Bar Association.

Representative Khan has served as a Board Member of Newton’s New Philharmonia Orchestra since 1995 and is a founding Board Member of the Newton Cultural Alliance. She has lived in Newton for more than 40 years, where she and her husband raised their three children and where she now enjoys spending time with her seven grandchildren.