Monday, February 3, 2014

House Minority Leader’s Statement on the Retirement of State Representative George Peterson

House Minority Leader Bradley H. Jones, Jr. (R-North Reading) issued the following statement today following Assistant Minority Leader George Peterson’s announcement that he will not seek re-election to the House of Representatives:

“While I am sad to hear that Representative Peterson will not seek re-election to the House of Representatives, I wholeheartedly support his decision, and wish George and Diana nothing but the best.

For the past two decades, George has been a great colleague, an invaluable membership of my Leadership team, and a cherished friend. A zealous advocate of the outdoors and a champion of Second Amendment rights, Representative Peterson truly embodies what it means to be a public servant. His passion and dedication for the residents and businesses of the Ninth Worcester District are what make him such an effective member of the Legislature.

I thank Representative Peterson for his service to the Commonwealth and look forward to standing beside George as he continues his tireless advocacy on behalf of his constituents during his remaining time on Beacon Hill.”