Steven Baddour to leave Mass. Senate, join law firm
State Sen. Steven A. Baddour announced his resignation today, saying in a statement that he wanted to spend more time with his wife and two daughters, and that he will be joining an international law firm with an office in Boston. Baddour has represented the First Essex District since 2002, a district that includes Amesbury, Haverhill, Merrimac, Methuen, Newburyport, North Andover, and Salisbury. The lifelong Methuen resident currently serves as vice-chair of both the Senate and Joint committees on Ways and Means.