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State Rep. Martha Walz to lead Planned Parenthood

After four terms serving as the representative for the Eighth Suffolk District, Martha “Marty” Walz will announce Wednesday that she is resigning her legislative seat to become chief executive officer of the Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts, said a person with direct knowledge of the group’s decision.

Walz, 51, was chosen over Dr. JudyAnn Bigby, who recently served as health and human services secretary for Governor Deval Patrick’s administration, said the source, who requested anonymity.

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