For Immediate Release

 June 27, 2016


(Boston) - With a heavy heart, but after careful consideration and consultation with my family and friends, I announce my resignation from the Massachusetts House of Representatives effective at the end of formal sessions August 1, 2016. 

Over the last 16 years, I have been given the privilege of representing the people of the Third Plymouth District.  During that time, I have always sought to give my constituents and colleagues at the State House my full dedication and effort.  I am extremely honored that the people of my district chose to send me to this November’s election unopposed.  However, looking ahead to the balance of this year and the next two years of service, I have some exciting and professional opportunities at my law practice that have just recently arisen which will require much more of my attention as well as consistent travel out of state and out of the country.

Personally, as our oldest child applies to college, I find myself wanting to spend more time with not only her, the child who stood on my desk at my first swearing in, but my two other children.  Facing, for the first time, an inability to give the office and my constituents 100% with these new challenges and opportunities, I have made this difficult decision to leave this job that I truly love.  I do so hoping never to close the door on a future opportunity to serve the people of this great state.

I want to thank my colleagues, staff, friends and family for their support and guidance.  I want to thank Speaker Deleo for his friendship and the incredible opportunity to serve on his leadership team.  Most especially, I want to thank my constituents for the true honor they have given me to serve them these past 16 years.

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