DeSimone ready to take reins as Attleboro mayor

This is a photo of Attleboro Mayor-elect Cathleen DeSimone. (WLNE)

ATTLEBORO, Mass. (WLNE) — Attleboro’s mayor-elect is just days away from being sworn in.

Mayor-elect Cathleen DeSimone was recently elected in a special election after Paul Heroux left office, when he was voted as the new Bristol County sheriff.

DeSimone told ABC 6 News she wouldn’t change much of the work he did while in office but hopes to build off of it, including redeveloping downtown, attracting more business, and filling key position.

“Firstly, the budget. And then, second — a close second — is to fill key positions, one being the budget director. We need a director for the Council of Aging. And then, we need a personnel director. So, three key positions that need to be filled as soon as possible,” she said.

DeSimone will be sworn in at 9 a.m. Saturday.

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