Watson Won't Seek Reelection
The East Greenwich representative, who was arrested twice in the past 14 months and is in recovery for substance abuse, announced he will not run for office again.
East Greenwich representative and former House Minority Leader Robert Watson, will not be seeking reelection this year, projo.com reported.
Watson has been arrested twice in the past 14 months, first in Connecticut for driving under the influence and possessing marijuana. That case is pending. Then earlier this year, Watson was arrested for possessing marijuana in South Kingstown after driving into a snow bank. He pleaded no contest in that case and entered a several-week rehab program shortly after the arrest.
Republicans and Democrats paid the East Greenwich Republican tribute shortly after midnight Wednesday as a House resolution was read honoring his 20 years of service in the chamber, the Journal reported.
"I have no doubt about it, you and I will be friends for the rest of our lives," said House Speaker Gordon Fox.