The Race for Suffolk County District Attorney

Henning receivesendorsement of Tim McCarthy

Candidate for Suffolk County District Attorney Greg Henning today received the endorsement of Boston City Councilor Tim McCarthy, who represents the neighborhoods of Hyde Park, Mattapan, and Roslindale.

“Above all else, the people of Hyde Park, Mattapan, and Roslindale want to feel safe in their neighborhoods. Greg Henning has dedicated his career to keeping our streets safe and will continue to do so as our next District Attorney,” McCarthy said of Henning. “He is a seasoned prosecutor, who also has the experience of being a classroom teacher and mentor to many young people in our community. His vision of Suffolk County is one rooted in safety for all of its residents, compassion for the victims of crime, and understanding for those who deserve a second chance.”

Upon the endorsement, Greg Henning made the following statement:

“I am thankful to have Councilor McCarthy’s support in this campaign as we work to keep our neighborhoods safe from gun violence, combat the opioid epidemic, and better engage every community in Suffolk County. No one is a better advocate for the people of Hyde Park, Mattapan, and Roslindale than Tim, and I look forward to turning to him for advice in the coming months.”

The Democratic Primary for the open race to replace outgoing Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley is on Tuesday, September 4, and the General Election is on Tuesday, November 6. For ten years, Greg has worked as an assistant district attorney in the Suffolk County DA’s office, including time as head of the Gun Prosecution Task Force and as head of the Gang Unit, which is focused on shootings and other violent crimes in Suffolk County. Amidst his work at the DA’s office, Greg built a reputation as a beloved teacher and mentor in the community.

Greg grew up in Boston, graduated from Harvard in 2002 with a degree in Government, and received his juris doctorate in 2005 from the University of Virginia School of Law. Greg lives in Dorchester with his girlfriend, who is a special education teacher in Boston.

Speaker DeLeo leads growing coalitionof support behind Evandro Carvalho

House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo  endorsed Democratic State Representative Evandro C. Carvalho for Suffolk County District Attorney, citing Carvalho’s strong progressive record and prosecutorial experience.

Speaker DeLeo, a lifelong Democrat and Winthrop resident, said Carvalho has distinguished himself as a leader on progressive issues during his tenure in the House, and singled out his role as a chief author of this year’s criminal justice reform law, the most comprehensive in state history.

“Representative Carvalho is a proven leader who will make an outstanding district attorney, and is the best choice to implement the progressive reforms that we passed last month,” Speaker DeLeo said. “The House has benefited from his experience as an assistant district attorney in Roxbury District Court and in gun court. As an immigrant who came to Boston, launched a successful career, and is choosing to live in the city and raise his family here, he is truly one of our state’s bright young leaders. Living in Suffolk County, I am grateful that we have an opportunity to vote for such a leader and could not be more enthusiastic in giving him my full endorsement in both the Democratic primary and general election.”

Representative Carvalho said, “I am honored by Speaker DeLeo’s endorsement and his confidence that I would draw on my work as a prosecutor to lead Suffolk County forward. Under his leadership, the House has taken bold progressive steps, from this year’s criminal justice reform to the landmark law two years ago to fight the opioid and heroin epidemic, and I was proud to vote for both. One of my first votes in the House was for a wide-ranging anti-gun bill that toughened background checks and gun tracking. As District Attorney, I would instill in the Suffolk County criminal justice system the same spirit of integrity, compassion and common sense Speaker DeLeo has brought to the House.” DeLeo joins a diverse roster of elected Suffolk County Democrats who have backed Representative Carvalho’s campaign, including Assistant House Majority Leader Byron Rushing of the South End, House Ways and Means Chairman Jeffrey Sanchez of Jamaica Plain, Representative Liz Malia of Jamaica Plain, Representative Chynah Tyler of Roxbury, Representative Michael Moran of Brighton, Representative Russell Holmes of Mattapan, Representative RoseLee Vincent of Revere, Representative Dan Ryan of Charlestown, and Representative Jay Livingstone of Beacon Hill. Evandro Carvalho was born in Cape Verde and worked on his grandparents’ farm before moving to Boston with his sister and brother at age 15, joining their mother, who worked cleaning office buildings. After graduating from the University of Massachusetts and the Howard University School of Law, Carvalho worked for a law firm under the tutelage of Ron Machen, who was later appointed U.S. Attorney by President Obama.

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