Stephen Michael Palmer's Message


Stephen Michael Palmer – Democrat from Plymouth – is running a grass roots campaign focusing on the much needed change in State government. As liberals on Beacon Hill continue to tax and spend on the backs of the working people, and favor lobbyists over citizen’s rights, Stephen believes that no one is representing the working class any longer.

Mr. Palmer has long served as an elected town meeting member. He is presently an elected commissioner of The Plymouth Redevelopment Authority and an appointed trustee of the Plymouth Affordable Housing Trust. 

  • A key issue for his campaign is workforce housing, because most of his district is well below the 10% affordable housing level that the state requires.
  • Mr. Palmer also believes that common sense is not so common on Beacon Hill. He believes that simple, but important measures can be taken to get people off their cell phones while driving.


Stephen Michael Palmer knows what it means to serve the community each and every day. He has picked up thousands of gallons of trash in the town. He has painted over graffiti on town property. He has repaired little league fields, planted hundreds of flowers around the town school entrances, and he has mended wooden fences at the Eel River Preserve on Long Pond Road. He now believes it’s time to mend the fences between our government and the very people it is supposed to represent. 


About Stephen Michael Palmer

Mr. Palmer was elected to the Braintree Town Meeting at the age of 18 as a member of the Massachusetts Audubon Society. He was a pioneer in environmental matters, supporting recycling programs and land conservation with the town funding of Pond Meadows.In 1990, Stephen challenged 15 year incumbent Senate President William Bugler in the Primary. He received an impressive 40 percent of the vote. More recently, Stephen challenged 20 year incumbent Senate President Therese Murray.

Mr. Palmer has served the community by teaching CCD classes at St. Augustine’s in South Boston. He was a former South Boston Babe Ruth Coach and former CYO football coach. He has volunteered at Massachusetts General Hospital.  He is a member of the Castle Island Association. Stephen is a former member of the Gate of Heaven Adult Choir, and he sang tenor for the Irish Clover Club of Boston with his father. 

Stephen is a member of the Knights of Columbus and is a Charter member of the Elks of America, 6th Ponds Association, and a Pilgrim Society. Mr. Palmer attended Saint Francis of Assisi elementary school in Braintree. He graduated from Braintree High where he was a varsity letterman and record-setting trackman for 3 years, posting a personal best 4:11 mile. Stephen was an “All-New England” cross country runner in college. He attended Boston College and Harvard University.  

Mr. Palmer is fed up with lip service from town politicians, for he is a true community servant. His mission is to work for the betterment of life with community service, not just lip service.


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