“When was the last time a [district attorney] or an [attorney general] was elected for anything but a prosecutor?” asked former councilor Michael J. McCormack. “They are viewed as law enforcement. That’s his impediment, to convince people that there’s something else to him.”
Conley countered that his experience as district attorney will enrich his candidacy.
“If anything, I think my experiences in their totality as both a city councilor and a district attorney form the basis of who I am.”