Suffolk County DA Candidates Forum Sparks Debate Among the Contenders

May 11, 2018
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A heated discussion between the candidates for Suffolk County District Attorney took place in a packed room at Suffolk University Law School on Thursday, May 3.

The event was moderated by Meghan Irons the social justice reporter for The Boston Globe and was hosted by Boston Wards 3, 4, and 5 Democratic Committees, Suffolk Law School, Boston NAACP, MassVOTE, and the Mass. Dems. Latino Caucus.

Candidates Evandro Carvalho, Massachusetts State Representative from Dorchester, Attorney Linda Champion, Greg Henning, assistant district attorney, Shannon McAuliffe director at Roca, an organization that disrupts the cycle of poverty, and Rachel Rollins, Chief Legal Counsel to the Massachusetts Port Authority, were ready to answer questions during the forum.

“About 77 percent of DA races go uncontested across the U.S.,” said Rahsaan Hall, Director of the Racial Justice Program and “What a Difference a DA Makes” campaign for the ACLU of MA to a crowded room.