The state’s top district court judge is stepping down, court officials said today.

Judge Lynda M. Connolly, chief justice of the district court, is retiring, said Erika Gully-Santiago, a court system spokeswoman.

Gully-Santiago said the courts had no further information to release, but a statement would be released Wednesday morning.

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Connnolly, 64, is a 1974 graduate of Boston College Law School who was first appointed as a District Court judge in 1997.