As an educator, Steve understands first-hand the importance of  investing in public education.  Steve played a vital role in ensuring the passage of the historic Student Opportunity Act, which will bring an additional $1.5 billion into our public education system.



He also:

  • Sponsored legislation to add a school committee member to the Board of Education

  • Sponsored legislation to mitigate the fiscal impact of charter schools on public schools


Environment & Sustainability

Steve believes every member of our community deserves to breath clean air, and have access to clean energy. He helped to secure over $1 billion for Community Climate Resiliency Projects to fight climate change and reduce greenhouse gas emissions through the new Greenworks fund. 



He also:

  • Cosponsored legislation to address inequities in the placement of highways, powerplants and airports

  • Consponsored legislation to ensure access to clean, safe drinking water in all schools 


Parks &

Open Space

Steve knows that park and open space are critical for the wellbeing of Malden's working families. He has secured funding for many parks and open space proposals throughout Malden, including Trafton Park and grants to support youth programs. He has also been a consistent advocate for  the Bike to the Sea trail.


He also:

  • Cosponsored legislation to further preserve publicly-owned green spaces

  • Continues to advocate for better crossing signals to improve safety and access to our parks


Steve has fought to fund many local economic initiatives from job training programs to operations grants to local non-profits which work to create opportunity for all Malden residents. He's also worked with the City of Malden to ensure our businesses have the resources they need during COVID-19.


He also:

  • Cosponsored legislation to establish a MassMade program to identify, connect and support local businesses.

  • Cosponsored legislation to give Gateway cities like Malden priority access to technical assistance to promote economic opportunity zones.

Transportation & Traffic

Steven believes all Maldonians should be able to safely and easily get to work each day. He has secured funding to  improve traffic safety In Malden, including traffic calming and intersection improvement projects on the Fellsway, Washington and Winter Streets, and fought to improve public transportation infrastructure in Malden.


He also:

  • Consponsored legislation to provide supplemental funding for public transportation infrastructure during COVID-19

  • Cosponsored legislation to ensure safety, efficiency and accountability in transportation projects through state inspections

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People over politics is Steve's motto. He prides himself on his office's  accessibility and responsiveness to all  constituents. Steve works each day to ensure that every member of our community feels welcome to ask questions, express their opinions, and feel at home here.


Racial Justice 

Steve recognizes that communities of color have been deprived of the same rights and opportunities that others enjoy for too long. He recently sponsored an Act to End Hair Discrimination, inspired by the courageous advocacy of Mya and Deanna Cook of Malden. 

He also:

  • Sponsored legislation to create a special commission to address generational poverty

  • Cosponsored legislation to ensure safety, efficiency and accountability in transportation projects through state inspections