Poll: Who Are You Voting for Suffolk County District Attorney?

For the first time in decades there is no incumbent in the Suffolk County District Attorney race. There are five candidates in the Democratic Party primary on Tuesday. Who has your vote? The hottest topic in this year's race was criminal justice reform and discussion was often about a criminal justice reform bill signed into law by Governor Charlie Baker in April. State Rep. Evandro Carvalho (5th-Suffolk) was going to run for an open state senate seat, but changed his mind to run for the DA position once he heard that current DA Dan Conley wasn't seeking reelection.

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McAuliffe: Prosecuting the Rich When They Steal from Workers

Prosecutors are so conditioned to win at all costs that they have lost their nerve to test the waters in the name of justice. Currently, when corporate executives steal we use civil statutes to punish with fines. These fines help but often employers treat them as a price of doing business, and go right back to the same behavior. They need to face consequences they fear, not ones that they can afford. As a progressive, I believe we need to criminally prosecute heads of companies, contractors, and subcontractors who willingly break the law for pure greed.

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Part II: 4 Elected Officials Ask 5 DA Candidates Questions

Jamaica Plain News easily could've asked our own questions to the five candidates vying to be the next Suffolk County District Attorney. But instead we asked four elected officials to provide questions. Their questions are based on their own experiences and elected positions: State Sen. Sonia Chang-Díaz, District 6 City Councilor Matt O'Malley, Suffolk County Sheriff Steven Tompkins and At-Large Boston City Councilor Michelle Wu. The five candidates are Evandro Carvalho, Linda Champion, Greg Henning, Shannon McAuliffe and Rachael Rollins. Today's questions are from Suffolk County Sheriff Steven Tompkins and At-Large Boston City Councilor Michelle Wu.

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Part I: 4 Elected Officials Ask 5 DA Candidates Questions

Jamaica Plain News easily could've asked our own questions to the five candidates vying to be the next Suffolk County District Attorney. But instead we asked four elected officials to provide questions. Their questions are based on their own experiences, personal opinions and elected positions: State Sen. Sonia Chang-Díaz, District 6 City Councilor Matt O'Malley, Suffolk County Sheriff Steven Tompkins and At-Large Boston City Councilor Michelle Wu. Candidates were provided the questions and asked to provide written answers. The five candidates are Evandro Carvalho, Linda Champion, Greg Henning, Shannon McAuliffe and Rachael Rollins.

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