About Melissa

  • 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 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 wearing a suit jacket with a blue broach and a purse across, standing at Webb Park.
  • Melissa and Katie work on the MWPC South Shore island in Marshfield.

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.


  • 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/

Favorite Quotes

We must take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented. Sometimes we must interfere. When human lives are endangered, when human dignity is in jeopardy, national borders and sensitivities become irrelevant. Wherever men and women are persecuted because of their race, religion, or political views, that place must – at that moment – become the center of the universe.

Elie Wiesel, The Night Trilogy: Night, Dawn, the Accident

No man is an island entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main; if a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe
is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as any manner of thy friends or of thine own were; any man’s death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind. And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee.

John Donne, Meditation XVII
Devotions upon Emergent Occasions

Forever – is composed of Nows –

‘Tis not a different time –

Except for Infiniteness –

And Latitude of Home –

From this – experienced Here –

Remove the Dates – to These –

Let Months dissolve in further Months –

And Years – exhale in Years –

Without Debate – or Pause –

Or Celebrated Days –

No different Our Years would be

From Anno Dominies –.

Emily Dickinson

Let’s build something together.