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FRAMINGHAM – Framingham State Representative Maria Robinson submitted her resignation today, July 18, to the Massachusetts State House.

“I submit to you my letter of resignation effective midnight, July 17, 2022, leaving my position as a member of the House representing the 6th Middlesex District. Being a member of this House has been a distinct honor and I am grateful to all the wonderful people I have met in this capacity,” was read at the State House today by the clerk into the record.

Robinson, who was the first Korean-American elected state representative in Massachusetts is expected to announce a new job this week.

Robinson was nominated by the Biden administration last September, but her nomination failed to get out of committee, and eventually was withdrawn in June.

Rep. Robinson was nominated to be the Assistant Secretary of Energy for Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability.

Robinson, is now in the 7th Middlesex house district with Rep. Jack Patrick Lewis, after the 2020 Census redistricting.

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A new incumbent-free district was created in Framingham for the 6th Middlesex District. Three candidates – all Democrats – are seeking the seat them are former Mayoral candidate Dhruba Sen, former District 7 City Councilor Margareth Shepard, and current School Committee Chair Priscila Sousa.

The Democratic primary is September 6. The winner will be the lone person on the ballot in November as there is no Republican candidate.

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Susan Petroni is the former editor for SOURCE. She is the founder of the former news site, which as of May 1, 2023, is now a self-publishing community bulletin board. The website no longer has a journalist but a webmaster.