State Rep. Evandro Carvalho, who had announced plans to run for the 1st Suffolk state-senate seat vacated by Linda Dorcena Forry, announced today that he's decided to run instead for the Suffolk County District Attorney's post that Dan Conley recently announced he'll be leaving.
This was a difficult decision, but one I know in my core is right for the people of Boston and Suffolk County. As a former Assistant District Attorney and Current State Representative, I have the experience and passion to serve the people of Suffolk County as the next District Attorney.
I am running for District Attorney because too many families in our community live in fear in the shadows of gun violence, because too many young people—Black and Latino men in particular—are robbed of their future because of mass incarceration, and because too many people with addiction and mental health illness are in prison without adequate treatment. I am committed to making the office more equitable, transparent, and accountable to the people, and to serving as a progressive leader who will be a voice for victims seeking justice and communities trying to heal.
There is no elected office that has a greater impact on the lives of families of color and the general welfare of our communities than the District Attorney’s. We need a District Attorney who understands the difference between a young man who needs a second chance and a violent criminal who needs to go to prison. We need a District Attorney who is from this community with a record of service to the community. I will be that District Attorney.