Thursday, December 13, 2012

House Minority Leader’s Statement on Reconfiguration Within the Patrick Administration

House Minority Leader Bradley H. Jones, Jr. (R-North Reading) issued the following statement today in response to Governor Patrick’s announcement of the departure of four high-ranking officials within his administration:

“The changes announced by Governor Patrick are in part a normal by-product of an administration entering its seventh year in office. Longevity, coupled with the fatigue that can impact high-level and high-profile appointments, often leads to the natural desire to pursue other career opportunities.

I am extremely pleased that the Governor heeded the call of House Republican’s and is starting anew at the Executive Office of Health and Human Services. New leadership at this Secretariat is critical in assessing the totality of the situation at both the Dr. William A. Hinton State Laboratory Institute and the New England Compounding Center. However, coming to terms with the tremendous financial costs and human toll of these two scandals remains paramount. Today we are taking the first step in a very long and expensive process to restoring the trust and confidence that Massachusetts residents have in this administration.”