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Source: Sen. Baddour to resign

Steven A. Baddour is expected to announce his resignation from the Massachusetts State Senate Monday, ending a decade-long run representing the First Essex District to take a job at a law firm, according to an official with knowledge of his plans.

The Democrat and lifelong Methuen resident currently serves as vice-chair of both the Senate and Joint committees on Ways and Means.

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Since winning a special election in 2002, he has represented the district that includes Amesbury, Haverhill, Merrimac, Methuen, Newburyport, North Andover, and Salisbury.

Baddour could not be reached Sunday night to comment.

Matt Rocheleau can be reached at mjrochele@gmail.com.
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