After recent speculation that he would run for Suffolk County District Attorney, Joe Boncore has issued the following statement that he is not running for DA and will seek re-election in the State Senate.
Today, State Senator Joseph Boncore (D-Winthrop), announced that he would seek re-election to the State Senate and not run for Suffolk County District Attorney. Boncore expressed his desire to continue to represent the constituents of the First Suffolk and Middlesex District in the State Senate.
“While the District Attorney has great autonomy to ensure the all residents of the County have access to justice, the State Senate is the best place to have a direct impact on the issues central to my district and the Commonwealth,” said senator Boncore.
Elected in May of 2016, Boncore was appointed to both the Chairs of the Joint Committee on Housing and the Joint Committee on Transportation this session. In his decision Senator Boncore highlighted the Senate’s accomplishments and leadership, “In the past year the Senate has passed key reforms relating to criminal justice and housing affordability. As we move forward, I’m certain that Senator Spilka’s leadership will continue to progress the Commonwealth and I look forward to working with her on issues including the modernization of our Transportation system and early education.”
Boncore, an experienced Public Defender, represents much of the northern portions of Suffolk County, including the City of Revere, Town of Winthrop, East Boston, North End, Beacon Hill, Chinatown, Bay Village and South End. “As a former Public Defender, I understand the need for criminal justice reform. The next District Attorney must ensure all residents have equal access to justice, institute diversion policies, eradicate collateral consequences and reduce recidivism.”