Laborers Local 223 Endorses Greg Henning for Suffolk County District Attorney


Henning Seeks to Replace Outgoing Suffolk County DA Dan Conley

BOSTON (August 2018)– Today, candidate for Suffolk County District Attorney Greg Henning received the endorsement of Laborers Local 223.

“Greg Henning has the experience as a prosecutor to keep our neighborhoods safe from gun violence, and the understanding to know when a person is dealing with drug addiction and just needs help finding treatment,” said Martin F. Walsh, Business Manager of Laborers Local 223. “As District Attorney, Greg will be ready on day one, and Laborers Local 223 is proud to endorse his campaign.”

“I am thankful to have the support of Laborers Local 223 in this campaign as we work to keep our neighborhoods safe from gun violence, combat the opioid epidemic, and better engage every community in Suffolk County,” said Greg Henning. “The men and women of Local 223 work hard building Boston every single day, and I’m glad to have their support for my vision of a safe and vibrant Suffolk County.”

Greg Henning is running for Suffolk County District Attorney to keep our neighborhoods safe from gun violence, devote resources to fighting the opioid epidemic, and create mentoring programs to ensure that young people get a second chance. During this campaign, he’s released a plan to fully staff a countywide Unsolved Shootings Unit that would investigate nonfatal shootings and remove more guns from our streets; and a plan to create a mentorship program called Law Enforcement Early Diversion, or LEED, which would pair law enforcement professionals, such as Assistant District Attorneys and police officers, with young people throughout 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.

Son of Boston news reporter John Henning, 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