The freshman legislator says he is pleased with his assignments.
Friday, February 8
State Rep. Paul Heroux, whose 2nd Bristol District includes most of Attleboro, received his committee assignments this week. The first-term Democratic legislator will serve on the following committees: Heroux wrote in a press release that he was pleased with the assignments. He wrote a brief statement on each of them: "Bonding, Capital Expenditures and State Assets Committee is essentially the House bond rating and debt watchdog committee, and I am very pleased to be on this committee. There is good debt and bad debt. Smart investors know that good debt results in an economic return on the investment. Bad debt results in a loss of money. I intend to not be so cavalier with our taxes and debt obligations." "I campaigned on increasing …
He will face Republican incumbent George Ross in the November general election.
Paul Heroux on Thursday won the Democratic nomination for state representative of the 2nd Bristol District, which includes all but one precinct of Attleboro. He received 1,118 (78.18 percent) of the 1,430 votes cast. His lone opponent Stephen Kane earned 310 votes (21.68 percent). There were two votes for write-in candidates. Voter turnout was 10.9 percent. Heroux, 35, will face Republican incumbent George Ross in the November general election. Ross, 62, just completed his first term as a state representative after serving seven terms on the Attleboro City Council. "I first want to congratulate my opponent Stephen Kane on a good campaign," said Heroux on Thursday in an interview at his home where he waited for the results with a small …