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FRAMINGHAM – It is with a heavy heart that I announce I have resigned from the Legislature to accept a position with the Biden-Harris Administration.

It has been an honor of a lifetime to represent the people of Framingham. Whether it was scoring funding for the removal of water chestnuts in the Sudbury River –a hot topic on the campaign in 2018, nearly a lifetime ago — or passing language to better study payment in lieu of taxes — a topic I knew little about before running for office that I will continue to dedicate my energy towards — I am proud of the work I was able to do on Beacon Hill. Beyond that, however, I am most grateful for the partnerships I made here in Framingham with our strong leaders both in and outside of government. 

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I remain in awe of the energy and dedication the residents of this city have. While I know we cannot all agree on every topic, I firmly believe that Framingham is a better place for having such fervent community engagement with robust conversation. This was never more evident than over the past few years as we battled COVID-19 and saw our community come together to provide for one another through mutual aid, volunteer-run vaccination clinics, and helping our neighbors through hunger, housing insecurity, job loss, and thousands of smaller issues.

Being a state representative for Framingham is part lawmaker, part social worker, part community engagement leader, and part cheerleader for our city.

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Most importantly, it is listening and carefully working towards the best interests of Framingham, which always came first. Whether we met at an event, our office helped you with a constituent issue, or whether we discussed a piece of legislation, know that I learned from each of you and will continue to take that experience with me. 

Between now and the end of the year when the newly drawn 6th Middlesex District elects a state representative, please know the rest of the Framingham delegation has generously offered to assist any constituents with concerns. In particular, feel free to reach out to Rep. Jack Patrick Lewis at or at 617-722-2396. Remember: your state representative can help with any kind of state issue, including unemployment, RMV issues, and so much more.

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Thank you, Framingham, for your support, your energy, and for your continued dedication to making this the best city in the Commonwealth. 

Maria Robinson

Former State Representative

Resident of Framingham

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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.