On Tuesday May, 1 at Artu Restaurant on Prince Street, State Representative Aaron Michlewitz endorsed Greg Henning for Suffolk County District Attorney.
“There is no one in this race who can hit the ground running on day one — and do this job starting right away — other than Greg Henning,” Rep. Michlewtiz said.
Michlewitz added that Henning’s experience makes him the only candidate qualified to run the office. “Greg knows the job. He knows the ins and outs of the DA’s Office, he knows the challenges that take place. This is not an easy position. It is not something you can just walk into and figure out along the way.”
The two grew up together, and Michlewitz reflected on the days of having Henning as a teammate on the baseball field.
“When we were kids, Greg was a mentor. To a lot of us, he was someone you looked upon for stability, someone you knew you could count on. He was always going to show up, he was always going to work his hardest, he was always going to be that steady rock.”
Henning remembered his days on the ballfield as well, and reflected on the feeling of security he felt walking to and from the ballpark as a kid, mentioning a conversation he had with his late father, Boston news reporter John Henning.
“One of the reasons I wanted to run for District Attorney is that I remember what my Dad said about the experiences I had here. Meeting people, getting to know them, and being able to live and work in a community like this, walking home through the streets knowing that you are safe, ‘that’s special,’ he would say.”
As District Attorney, Henning said he will work every day to ensure that level of safety for everyone in Suffolk County.
“I’m going to keep working hard, just as Aaron and Paul have for me,” Henning said, referencing Rep. Michlewitz and former Boston City Councilor Paul Scapicchio, who was also at Artu to support Henning and served as the boys’ little league coach years ago.
“I am committed to making sure that all of your neighborhoods, in any part of the city, are safe for people to walk home at night from the little league field. I want everyone to have the same experience that I was lucky to have as a young kid here in the North End.”