Clerk of SJC Maura Doyle will not seek re-election

SJC Clerk Maura S. Doyle

Dorchester's Maura S. Doyle, Clerk of the Supreme Judicial Court in Suffolk County, will not seek re-election this year, according to Doyle's office. Doyle, first elected 28 years ago, is currently the longest-serving elected official who lives in Dorchester.

She worked in an appointed position as an assistant clerk for four years before winning election to the clerk seat, which she called "an incredible honor."

"I have been invigorated over the years by the numerous collaborations I have had with my constituents, court professionals, attorneys, law schools, and bar associations," Doyle said in a statement. "Most of all, I have cherished working with my extraordinary staff and assistant clerks who have aided me in creating an incredibly responsive, accountable, and professional office for all who seek relief from the highest court in the Commonwealth."

She added: "However, I will not be seeking reelection in 2024 because the time has now come for me to step back from public life and look to a future spent with my amazing family who have graciously supported me throughout the years.”

Doyle and her husband Frank, an attorney, are long-time Dorchester residents. The couple have three adult children. A graduate of Northeastern University and Suffolk, Doyle has been a member of the bar since 1981.


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