- Allison Goldsberry
Middlesex District Attorney Gerry Leone announced on Monday he will not jump into the race for US Senate.
“After having considered the prospects of a run for U.S. Senate, I remain of the same mind that I expressed in my announcement to forego seeking reelection as Middlesex District Attorney, and I remain firm in my decision to leave electoral politics and government service to pursue other career opportunities,” said Leone in a statement. “Although the U.S. Senate is a wonderful public service opportunity to do significant and gratifying things for people, I have decided that it is not the right next step for me by way of the job or the lifestyle. These are highly personal decisions, that are never wrong nor regrettable when made in the best interest of family.”
Leone, a Democrat, also recently announced he is not seeking re-election for a third term when his current one expires in 2014. Leone has served as Middlesex District Attorney since being elected in 2006 and was re-elected when he ran unopposed in 2011, according to information released by his office.
So far Democratic Congressmen Ed Markey and Stephen Lynch have officially announced their intentions to run for US Senate. No formal GOP contenders have emerged. Former Republican Senator Scott Brown, who recently lost his seat to Democrat Elizabeth Warren, publicly stated he doesn’t intend to run.