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EAST GREENWICH â€” His loud, boisterous voice and unique personal delivery during heated debates inside the State House trying to benefit the taxpayers for both East Greenwich and West Greenwich have been some of the hallmarks for Rep. Robert A. Watson over the last two decades.
However, the state House of Representatives will be a much different environment without the East Greenwich native speaking on behalf of the 30th District. And, local officials are starting to come to terms knowing that Watson wonâ€™t be there for another two years, with some hoping to take matters of the District into their own hands.
Many area leaders spoke highly of Watson, who announced last week that he will not seek an 11th term as state representative after holding the seat since 1992 despite some recent personal troubles, for his work in battling with fellow legislators in trying to put the taxpaying citizens in the state first.
Read all about it in the June 21 Pendulum.