Steven A. Baddour may be set to leave state Senate

Steven A. Baddour is expected to announce his resignation from the Massachusetts Senate on Monday, ending a decadelong 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 chairman of both the Senate and joint committees on Ways and Means. 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.