Rehoboth Selectmen Bid Farewell to Feeney
The Rehoboth Board of Selectmen bid a fond farewell Monday to State Senator Paul Feeney, D-Bristol and Norfolk, who will no longer be representing the town due to redistricting.
Feeney has been serving in the State Senate since his election in 2017.
“You gave us your full attention,” Chairman Skip Vadnais told Feeney. “I cannot emphasize enough how much that’s meant to us.”
Feeney said his experience with town officials had been “welcoming and open.”
“It’s bittersweet,” Feeney continued. “Redistricting happens once every 10 years. You hate to lose communities that you’ve got to know but it’s a process that we have to go through. This really is a special town. The amount of pride that’s in this town.”
Senator Marc Pacheco, D-Third Bristol and Plymouth, will now be serving Rehoboth.
Pacheco was elected to the Massachusetts House of Representatives in 1988 and to the Massachusetts Senate in 1992 by the citizens of the 1st Plymouth and Bristol District.
Pacheco is the founding Chair of the Standing Senate Committee on Global Warming and Climate Change and Senate Chair of the Joint Committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight. He has recently been appointed by the Council of State Governments as Chair of the Eastern Regional Conference’s Energy and Environment Committee, which informs the officials of 11 Northeast states. He also serves on the National Conference of State Legislature’s Task Force on Energy Supply.
“He’s the most effective senator when it comes to getting things done for people,” Feeney said. “I know the town is in good hands.”
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