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Springfield State Rep. Coakley-Rivera to Leave State House

coakley riveraSPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) – Springfield State Representative Cheryl Coakley-Rivera had an important announcement to make at her 50th birthday party Friday night: she will be leaving the State House and stepping into the Hampden County Superior Court Clerk’s Office.

After 15 years representing the 10th Hampden District, Coakley-Rivera will serve as an Assistant Clerk here in Springfield.

She made the official announcement during her birthday celebration ta the International Biergarten on Main Street in the city’s North End.

“I’m very excited. It’s bittersweet, I have to tell you. [I was] getting ready tonight and you see people on the street and they’re like ‘Oh Cheryl, we’ll miss you, what are you going to to?’ And they’ll be fine. The Representative, whoever that may be, will do a wonderful job. I’m not going anywhere. I’m still in the city of Springfield. I hope to serve on some boards and committees,” said Coakley-Rivera.

She became the first Hispanic woman to hold a seat in the State House. Now, she will become the first Hispanic Assistant Clerk in the Hampden County Superior Court Clerk’s Office.


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  • localguy

    So can’t stand her….. I guess now she can’t show up at an event and have an unoriginal thought anymore…… Go away shoo shoo go away

  • cd

    Good riddance. Don’t forget your hoodie on the way out.

  • Scenic Cruise

    That’ll free up about two chairs wide of space in the aisles now. They can remove those giant “Rump Ramps” and “Heinie Hoisters” they had to have installed for her to get into her chair?

  • kobekhan

    Another former Rep..Who can continue feeding at the public trough.

  • Scenic Cruise

    Thank you County Courthouse, from the very bottom of our hearts. Now it’s your problem.