25 Investigates: MA House Speaker DeLeo to leave State House

25 Investigates: MA House Speaker DeLeo to leave State House
Massachusetts House Speaker Robert DeLeo speaks at the Massachusetts Statehouse, Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019, in Boston, prior to the swearing-in of the 160-member House of Representatives to new two-year terms on Beacon Hill. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola) (Elise Amendola/AP)

BOSTON — Massachusetts House Speaker Robert DeLeo (D-Winthrop) is leaving his role at the State House, a source confirmed to 25 Investigates on Wednesday. Speaker DeLeo, 70, has served in his current role in the Mass. House of Representatives since 2009.

A report from the State House News Service refuted an earlier story from a different Boston media outlet that DeLeo was leaving his position to take a job at Northeastern University. That SHNS report cited a spokesperson for DeLeo who said that the six-time speaker and has no such agreement in place with the university.

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Speaker DeLeo, who is the longest-serving House Speaker in Massachusetts history, earned a Bachelor of Arts from Northeastern, according to his biography on the Mass. Legislature’s website.

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