Hugo Resigns After Talk With Senate President
Framingham Democratic Committee Chair Mike Hugo resigned on March 2, 2023 after many calls for his resignation. At the February 26 FDC business meeting a motion to consider removal of Hugo following inflammatory remarks he made at the February 7th City Council meeting was voted down 11 to 16 with 1 abstention. Following discussion with Senate President Karen Spilka, Hugo has made the decision to resign.
In his press release he states:
“Recognizing my unfortunate misstatement at a recent City Council meeting, and upon discussing the issue with my wife, family, Senate President Karen Spilka, and various members of the Framingham Democratic Committee, I have decided that my resignation is necessary to eliminate any distraction from the important work of the local Democratic Committee, as well as the State Party. I thank the Committee members for their recent show of support in defeating a motion to even discuss my removal, thus this is of my own volition. However, I feel it is what is best for the Committee, my loved ones, my emotional and physical health, and our cause and those I serve in my work. While I am stepping down as Chair after over a decade of service as an officer, I plan to continue to do the work of the party. Even though I issued separate apologies to the City Council, The Framingham Democratic Committee, and the entire city within hours of the statement, I wish to reiterate that I am sorry for distracting from a major victory for freedom of choice, and for harm to the other-abled community at large.”