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Easton's Cronin Elected to Beacon Hill Leadership Position

Cronin was tapped as the vice president in this year's newly elected Freshman Class.

Rep. Claire Cronin (D-Easton) was elected as the vice president of Beacon Hill's newly elected class of State Representatives.

Cronin will join Rep. Josh Cutler of Duxbury, who was elected as the freshman class' president.

Cronin, who grew up in Brockton and lives in Easton, represents Precincts 1-5 in Easton and a portion of Brockton. She won her seat last fall after defeating a crowded field of Democrats in the primary election and Easton Selectman Dan Murphy in the general election.

“Growing up in Brockton instilled in me a belief in the value of public service," she said in a statement last week. "It is an honor to be elected by the voters and it’s an honor to be recognized by my fellow legislators as a class officer."

There are 20 Republican and Democrat freshmen reps who elected Cronin to the position. In addition to her and Cutler, Rep. Marjorie Decker of Cambridge and Rep. Aaron Vega of Holyoke were elected as class officers.

“Southeastern Mass. has seen its clout increase in the legislature in recent years," Cutler said. "Claire and I look forward to working together with our Plymouth County colleagues to continue that trend and serve as an effective team for our area,”

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