WINTHROP — The following is a statement of Town Manager Austin Faison and Town Council President Philip Boncore on the resignation of House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo:
“As it is for many, the news that House Speaker DeLeo will be stepping down from his role to pursue a job at Northeastern University is bittersweet for us.
“Speaker DeLeo has been a dedicated public servant for the nearly 30 years, serving as a strong advocate for the residents of Winthrop. He has had a big impact on the community and he has truly set a legacy for Winthrop. He will be missed.
“On behalf of the entire Town of Winthrop and the Town Council, we wish him all the best as he takes this next step in his career and thank him for his many years of service on behalf of our residents.”