A native of Lancaster and the Third District, Steve Kerrigan has dedicated his life to public service, from local government to the State House and the halls of Congress. In 2014, Steve was the Democratic nominee for Lt. Governor of Massachusetts, earning more than 220,000 votes throughout the Commonwealth. In Congress as your Representative, Steve will utilize his extensive experience in government, business, and non-profits to fight for the working families, seniors, children and veterans throughout the district.
Steve’s career in government and service stretches nearly three decades, from serving as an elected member of the Finance Committee and Board of Selectmen in Lancaster, to working as a key aide to Senator Edward M. Kennedy. Steve served as Chief Executive Officer for the Democratic National Committee Convention in 2012; as chief of staff for President Barack Obama’s Presidential Inaugural Committee 2009; and as CEO of President Obama’s Presidential Inaugural Committee in 2013; chief of staff to Boston 2004, Inc., Boston’s Host Committee for the 2004 Democratic National Convention; and chief of staff to Massachusetts Attorney General Tom Reilly.
Throughout this life, Steve has been committed to helping change the future for the better and improve people’s lives through principled leadership. In 2009, Steve was a driving force, through his work for Senator Kennedy and local 9/11 families, in the establishment of the Massachusetts Military Heroes Fund to support the families of fallen service members. The fund has raised more than $2 million in support of over 200 Massachusetts military families and provides a stirring reminder of the sacrifices these men and women have made in defense of our freedoms through the annual Memorial Day flag garden on Boston Common and the September 11th Service Program.
Steve is a past member of the Massachusetts Municipal Association; a community adviser for the Robert F. Kennedy Children’s Action Corps and currently serves as vice chair of the national board for NARAL Pro-Choice America.
Steve and his husband Jacob live in Lancaster.