Shocker! L. Cole, state rep (GOP-Peabody) is resigning

Legacy Post by Karl Marx

Leah Cole is stepping down. What now GOP? Her re-election in 2014 was impressive. She had grit but now her heart lies elsewhere. Here’s
the Salem News:

PEABODY – In an announcement that is rocking Peabody politics, state representative Leah Cole is resigning her seat in the Massachusetts House as of Sept. 28.
The youthful Republican, who first won the job in a special election in 2013, is citing the desire to continue in the career she pursued prior to entering politics – nursing. “As many people know,” she said in statement released yesterday by her office, “prior to being elected to the House of Representatives, I was working as a nurse full-time and continued to work as a nurse part-time after being elected.”
Cole could not be reached to answer questions.

Is there more to the story? What are the prospects of the GOP holding onto this seat in a mostly Democratic district?

About Steve Aylward

Steve Aylward is one of the principal owners of Red Mass Group. He is the Republican State Committeeman for Second Suffolk & Middlesex, comprised of Belmont, Watertown, Brighton and Back Bay. In 2014 he was Co-Chairman of the Question 1 - the Ballot Initiative which successfully repealed automatic gas tax hikes.