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Suffolk DA Conley Will Step Down A Few Months Early

Daniel Conley, at WBUR (Jesse Costa/WBUR)MoreCloseclosemore
Daniel Conley, at WBUR (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Retiring Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley is resigning from his office, effective later this month, he announced Wednesday.

Conley told reporters that he plans to join Boston-based ML Strategies as a special counsel.

His resignation is effective Sept. 26, just a few months before his term is set to end. Conley announced earlier this year that he would not run for reelection.

Rachael Rollins, who emerged from a five-candidate Democratic primary last week, and independent Michael Maloney will face off in November to be the next DA.

Conley had endorsed Greg Henning, an assistant Suffolk district attorney, in the Democratic primary.

Conley said Wednesday he expects Gov. Charlie Baker to appoint an interim replacement in his absence.

He is currently serving his fourth term as the county's district attorney.

The West Roxbury Democrat also ran for mayor in 2013.

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