Thursday, April 12, 2012

“Another citizen will step up and serve the district"

Rep Jim Vallee surprised some folks yesterday:
The longtime lawmaker announced yesterday he won’t seek re-election for his House seat in the fall. 
“I was a very young guy when I started,” said the Franklin Democrat, first elected in 1994 when he was 27. “Now, I have three little kids.” 
“That really was my driving factor (in resigning),” said Vallee, referring to Lucy, 5, Beatrice, 3, and Sam, 8 months. “I’d like to be able to spend time with them on the weekends and be home at night to be able to read with them.”

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Rep Vallee has accomplished a whole lot for Franklin and the Commonwealth of MA. He'll be missed.

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