Melissa Smith is a lifelong Democrat who grew up in Georgia. Melissa and her husband moved to Hingham in 2008, and welcomed their son in 2011. In the run up to the 2016 presidential election, Melissa realized that MA is stuck in a rut, and decided to leave her career as a retail consultant and push for change.

  • Melissa with a largemouth bass at her family farm in Georgia
  • Ben, Melissa, and Ev with ice cream. Ben is wearing a t-shirt featuring superheroines with the words"She's Got Help" above them.
  • Melissa and Everett on thw way to the State House to talk about the need for an air quality monitoring station at the Fore River Basin.
  • Melissa and Katie work on the MWPC South Shore island in Marshfield.
  • Melissa and Chrissy lobby local legislators on gun safety legislation.
  • Melissa's son Everett pickets Stop & Shop alongside the union workers.
  • Melissa wears a colonial dress she made with an apron handed dorn from her great-grandmother in order to give tours at the Old Ordinary in Hingham.
  • Melissa with 3 amazing women (Merry, Libby and Amanda). Amanda is holding a sign that reads Impeach. Umbrellas and slush is seen in the background.
  • Photo of view screen in the overflow room at the State House. I'm sitting at a table talking into a mic
  • Melissa and Everett throw away a bag of trash


  • Town-appointed member of the Hingham Water Supply Committee since 2016
  • Hingham Democratic Town Committee Member since 2017, State Convention Delegate 17-19, Parade Chair 18-19
  • South Shore Action Steering Committee Member since 2017
  • Mass Women’s Political Caucus South Shore Vice-Chair since 2019
  • Col. Lothrup Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution Member since 2018, Constitution Week and Communications Chair 2019
  • Campaign manager to the Dr. Katie McBrine for State Senate campaign, 2018, and advisor to many other South Shore campaigns in the year since
  • PhD in English
  • Former Shopper Marketing and Consumer Insights Consultant. For more of Melissa’s resume, see LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/melissabsmith/