By Bob Katzen

QUOTABLE QUOTES – Farewell Edition – Four state representatives are exiting the House to take on new jobs in the federal or state government. Rep. Sheila Harrington (R-Groton) did not respond to several e-mails from Beacon Hill Roll Call asking her to comment on her appointment by Gov. Charlie Baker as clerk magistrate of the Gardner District Court.

Here are the other quotes and appointments:

“I could not be more thrilled to get started on January 31, 2022, when FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell administers the oath. I am honored to accept this appointment from President Biden, a man I have profound respect for, and greatly look forward to assisting with the emergency management needs of the six states and tribal lands of New England.”
—Rep. Lori Ehrlich (D-Marblehead) on her appointment by President Biden as Region 1 administrator for the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

“Through the years (and with many hairstyles!) we directed our passion and hard work to create thoughtful policy in the proud spirit of the commonwealth.”
—Ehrlich on her farewell post which included many pictures of her through her tenure in the House.

“To sum up my nine years in the House: I love the House. And I love the institution. I have great respect for this institution. It has been the honor of my lifetime to serve with all of you. So today, I’m leaving a place I love and a job I love for a chance to serve our country as the United States ambassador to Ireland.”
—Rep. Claire Cronin (D-Brockton) on her appointment by President Biden as ambassador to Ireland. She was sworn in last week.

“For those of you who are interested, my hearing before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee is planned for February 3. I believe it will be webcast live and recorded for later viewing.”
—Rep. Maria Robinson (D-Framingham) on her appointment by President Biden as assistant secretary of energy in the Office of Electricity.

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