Suffolk County DA Dan Conley today made it official: He's endorsing assistant DA Greg Henning to succeed him in the Sept. 4 Democratic primary:
Greg has proven himself to be a leader among his peers in smart prosecution and community engagement. The next District Attorney needs to prioritize public safety while continuing Suffolk County’s leadership in reforming prosecution practices, such as expanding the state’s first Conviction Integrity Program. From his plan to address unsolved shootings, to his proposed Law Enforcement Early Diversion mentoring program, Greg has proven he is ready to do this job, and I am proud to endorse him.
Conley had more quietly made his support known in March, when he contributed $500 to the Henning campaign. A number of assistant DAs have also supported Henning financially.
Henning is running against Evandro Carvalho, Shannon McAuliffe, Linda Champion and Rachael Rollins in the primary.