Meet Stephanie Martins
Stephanie Martins is running to be your next Ward 2 Everett City Councilor - Voted Citywide. She is running as a new voice to work for you, with you, and to be your voice at City Hall. Stephanie has been active in the community and is committed to being a reliable and accessible councilor who is ready to work with the local leadership and contribute with smart solutions to keep moving the city forward. All while prioritizing our residents and keeping Everett an affordable, safe, and vibrant place to live, work and raise a family.
Stephanie first ran for city council in Everett in a close election in 2017 where she won Ward 2 but came up short citywide. This is now a vacated seat and she is excited to hit the streets again to continue to meet our residents. Stephanie Martins would be humbled to receive your support with your vote on election day and looks forward to working for you.
Stephanie started her professional career at the age of 15 years old in retail customer service and quickly worked her way up to financial services until she was able to pursue a path in legal services and real estate and start her own real estate business while continuing to provide legal services as a paralegal and court interpreter.
Currently, she is a licensed real estate agent and she runs a property development business buying, fixing, renting, and selling homes with her husband Al. She also provides assistance to the couple's secondary construction/maintenance business with accounting and management tasks. Because her passion has always been law and public service, Stephanie has also devoted countless hours to community involvement in those areas.
Stephanie started supporting herself at the age of 17 while working three minimum wage jobs through which she was able to put herself through college. Stephanie is the first in her family to obtain a college degree after graduating cum laude with a Bachelor’s degree in Government from Harvard University Extension School.
During her time at Harvard, she provided free legal information regarding Small Claims Court procedures as part of the Small Claims Advisory Services initiative and tutored Harvard employees applying for US Citizenship through the Institute of Politics at the Kennedy School of Government. Stephanie became a leader on campus, heading an entrepreneurship organization, and co-chairing and managing speakers at Harvard-wide leadership conferences through the Harvard Graduate Student Council.
Last May, she graduated from the Gender, Leadership, and Public Policy graduate program at the John W. McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies at Umass Boston where her research work was focused on policy solutions for housing affordability. This program also included an internship at the Joint Committee on the Judiciary at the State House where she was able to aid the work being done on Beacon Hill and learn about different resources that can be brought to the city. Stephanie plans to continue her education by pursuing a law degree.
Serving the community is one of Stephanie's biggest passions. She has mentored children and teens as a big sister for several years. She is an active member of the Universal Church in Everett through which she has provided assistance to domestic violence survivors, seniors, at-risk-youth, and survivors of the opioid epidemic.
For over 7 years, Stephanie took part in different know-your-rights campaigns as well as various political education and civic engagement activities. Additionally, she has been an active member of the Everett Kiwanis Club where she recently initiated her second term serving on the Board of Directors. Stephanie also serves on the Advisory Board for the Business Law Academy at Everett High School. Stephanie is always a guaranteed presence in various community events such as the Annual City Clean Up, serving dinner along with Massbadge and more.
This is a turning point for our city, and she looks forward to working with our city government to address our many needs including: keeping the city affordable, housing production - especially for seniors, continuing to invest in public safety by providing our Fire and Police departments with the tools necessary to perform their duties, and assisting with solutions for transportation, education funding, and more.
Stephanie never stops and that is the energy that she commits to you as your next city councilor.
This campaign is about you. This is your seat, and your priorities are Stephanie's priorities.
Stephanie looks forward to working for you and needs your support with your citywide vote for Ward 2 City Council on November 5th.