The Dorchester Reporter has announced that Senator Jack Hart will be stepping down. I was born in Dorchester and lived there briefly as a child, but I don’t know the political scene well enough to speculate on who might run.
State Sen. Jack Hart (D-South Boston) is stepping down from his seat this week and joining a local law firm, sources tell the Reporter. Hart confirmed the news on Monday night, saying he will submit a letter of intent to resign on Tuesday, with his last day in the state Senate set for Friday.
More special elections:
His departure sets up a special election later this year, and Hart speculated that Beacon Hill lawmakers could seek to align dates with the special election to replace U.S. Sen. John Kerry, who is expected to be confirmed as President Obama’s Secretary of State this week.