Smiley face Everyone in Massachusetts deserves a chance in the world.

Steve Pemberton’s story is one touched by tragedy, kindness and triumph. It all started in New Bedford, as a young boy in the care of a single mother who was in the middle of a losing battle with alcoholism and the distant figure of a father who would ultimately be lost to gun violence. He was then shuffled in and out of unstable and at times abusive foster homes. Time and time again, he was told that he didn’t have a chance in the world. But Steve was buoyed throughout his life by neighbors, teachers and mentors across the South Coast and the Commonwealth. He turned tragedy into triumph to build a successful career and a beautiful family. Steve’s life’s work has been dedicated to giving people a chance to realize their dreams. He is now running for U.S. Senate in Massachusetts because we need to elect leaders who do more than just show up to vote. We need leaders who know first-hand what it is like to be one of the people Washington has forgotten. This is our chance to elect an urgent advocate for the unseen, unchosen and those seeking change.

Meet Steve