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Middlesex DA Leone Will Not Seek Third Term

No specific plans after veteran prosecutor leaves office.

Middlesex County District Attorney Gerry Leone has announced he will not seek a third term in 2014, according to his office.

Leone made the announcement during an awards ceremony with his staff on Jan. 10

“These decisions are, and should be, predicated upon what is best for the person and their family.  What is best for me and my family is that I not seek another term.  As someone who is much smarter than I am once said, ‘I must be willing to give up what I am, in order to become what I will be.’ Other than a husband and father, I am not yet sure what that will be when I am no longer a District Attorney,” Leone said in a statement.

Leone said he does not plan to seek another elected office but has no other specific plans at the moment, according to the DA’s office.

Leone was elected to his post in 2006 after serving as the First Assistant U.S. Attorney and Anti-Terrorism Coordinator with the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Boston from 2001- 2005.

In Waltham, he has overseen the investigations in the triple homicide on Harding Avenue and the fatal hit-and-run that killed a Waltham man. His office has also overseen the case against Waltham Police Chief Thomas LaCroix. 

Leone, in his remarks to his staff, said he made the announcement now because he wanted to make his plans clear and give potential candidates time to formalize their plans. 

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