SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – After 15 years, Cheryl Coakley-Rivera is leaving her seat at the State House.
Coakley-Rivera will become the Hampden County Superior Court’s Assistant Clerk. The Springfield Democrat had a leadership position on the House Budget Committee, but started looking at other opportunities.
Coakley-Rivera told 22News, “It started when I was turning 50. I started looking at what I wanted to do for the rest of my life, where I wanted to contribute and continue my public service.”
There will not be a special election held to fill her seat. Her staff will continue work on any issues her former district has.