While she said, “Right now I’m sticking exactly where I am,” Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins has been in touch with President-elect Joe Biden’s transition team on criminal justice issues.
“There are four DAs in the country that have just had a meeting with them and I’m doing a lot of work to make sure they understand at the local level the importance of DAs and how we need county, state, and federal legislation or executive orders that are consistent with each other so we can have significant change in the system,” Rollins told Jon Keller of CBS Boston in an interview that aired Sunday morning. Noting her status as the first woman and first woman of color to serve as Suffolk County district attorney, Keller asked Rollins if she was considering a run for another office or taking a job in Washington. Rollins said she was “focused on the people of Suffolk County and making sure we are as safe as possible entering this holiday season.”
She also said she’s watching “very, very closely” to see who joins the race for mayor of Boston. Mayor Martin Walsh has not said whether he will seek a new term next year and City Councillors Andrea Campbell and Michelle Wu are announced candidates. In addition to seeing if Walsh departs to join the Biden administration, Rollins said she wants to see who else gets in.
“There are three people I know and respect. Andrea Campbell endorsed me when I was a nobody and the mayor and I have a good relationship right now and I’ve worked with Councillor Wu,” she said.