Attleboro mayor-elect vows to resign from state representative position

Paul Heroux

Attleboro mayor-elect Paul Heroux, who is also a state representative in Massachusetts, told NBC 10 News Friday that he plans to resign from his position effective Jan 2.

Heroux defeated incumbent Keven Dumas in the Nov. 7 election. He planned to hold both offices into the summer.

But he recently received criticism from Gov. Charlie Baker, as well as several others, for saying he was going to keep both jobs.

One of his bills is the “Little Lungs Bill,” which would prevent smoking when young children are in the car.

“I had reasonable assurances from House leadership they would consider my bills,” he told NBC 10 via email, noting that he will devote all his energy to town government.

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