Fierce political fallout from his $40,000-a-year position as a State House clerk prompted embattled former state Rep. Anthony Verga to hand in his retirement papers last week.
Verga, who was appointed by former House Speaker Salvatore DiMasi after he lost his bid for re-election, said he’s leaving because of heavy media scrutiny.
“I’m retiring because it’s time. Since I’m getting lambasted for working, I might as well retire and leave gracefully,” Verga, 73, said
DiMasi appointed Verga to a post in the House of Representatives clerk’s office as senior assistant aide to the clerk earlier this year. House Speaker Robert DeLeo (D-Winthrop) was reviewing the position following public outcry, but said yesterday he did not talk to Verga about resigning