Henning Seeks to Replace Outgoing Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley
BOSTON – Candidate for Suffolk County District Attorney Greg Henning today announced that he has received the endorsement of the Boston Carmen’s Union, Local 589 of the Amalgamated Transit Union, which represents over 6,000 MBTA bus drivers, subway and light rail operators, repairers, maintenance-of-way staff, and other MBTA union transit professionals.
“Greg Henning has a long track record with a proven commitment to public safety and a depth of experience that will be an asset to the working men and women of Suffolk County,” said James O’Brien, President of the Boston Carmen’s Union. “The Boston Carmen’s Union is proud to endorse Greg for Suffolk County District Attorney.”
“The hard-working men and women of the Boston Carmen’s Union do challenging work every single day to keep our city moving, and I’m deeply honored to have their support,” said Greg Henning. “Bus drivers and other MBTA workers often see the effects of gun violence in our neighborhoods, and they’re regularly the first public officials to respond to opioid overdoses. As DA, I’ll be dedicated to keeping our neighborhoods safe by combating these two epidemics, while building trust within every community in Suffolk County. I’m thankful to have the Carmen’s Union supporting my vision of a safer, more vibrant Suffolk County.”
The Democratic Primary for the open race to replace outgoing Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley is on Tuesday, September 4, and the General Election is on Tuesday, November 6.
About Greg Henning
For ten years, Greg has worked as an assistant district attorney in the Suffolk County DA’s office, including time as head of the Gun Prosecution Task Force and as head of the Gang Unit, which is focused on shootings and other violent crimes in Suffolk County. In addition to his work at the DA’s office, Greg built a reputation as a beloved teacher and mentor in the community, and his career has been marked by a deep passion for reaching young people.
In 2009, Greg started volunteering, coaching, and tutoring at College Bound Dorchester. He left the DA’s office in 2011 to become a teacher at Boston Preparatory Charter Public School in Hyde Park, teaching eighth grade English and twelfth grade constitutional law. Even after he returned to the DA’s office in 2013, he remained a consistent part of his students’ lives.
Greg grew up in Boston, graduated from Harvard in 2002 with a degree in Government, and received his juris doctorate in 2005 from the University of Virginia School of Law. He completed a clerkship for the United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit in Macon, Georgia, before returning to Boston to begin work as a prosecutor. Greg lives in Dorchester with his girlfriend, who is a special education teacher in Boston.
You can read more about Greg Henning and his vision for Suffolk County at his website www.greghenning.com.
Source: Henning campaign 7/26/2018