Stephen Michael Palmer's Message & Story
Stephen Michael Palmer – Democrat from Plymouth – has filed more than 200 signatures needed to get on the ballot for this September’s State Representative Primary. Stephen 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 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.
As an elected town member in Plymouth, 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 field stands, and rehabbed a babe Ruth baseball field in the ponds of Plymouth. Stephen has planted hundreds of flowers around the town school entrances in memory of his late wife Ann’s death. He has raked leaves for the elderly and handicapped that are too old to do yard work. Stephen has cut the grass and mended wooden fences at the Eel River Preserve on Long Pond Road – and now he seeks to mend the fences between our government and the very people that government represents.
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 presently 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. Stephen fights the good fight on a daily basis. He wants to represent the person smack-dab in the middle, who doesn’t think that they have a say in Government matters anymore.
Stephen Michael Palmer is dedicating his campaign to the memory of Barbara Anderson (Limited Taxation), and John “Wacko” Hurley from South Boston.