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Suffolk DA Dan Conley won’t seek reelection

Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley
Daniel Conley, a former Boston city councilor, has had a decorated tenure as the top state prosecutor for Boston, Chelsea, Revere, and Winthrop. –Lane Turner/Globe Staff/File 2016

Daniel F. Conley, the Suffolk district attorney who has overseen some of the state’s most high-profile cases, including the double-murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez and the death of 2-year-old Bella Bond, said Tuesday that he will not seek reelection in November.

Conley, a former Boston city councilor and unsuccessful mayoral candidate in 2013, has served for 16 years as the top state prosecutor for Boston, Chelsea, Revere, and Winthrop.

“This decision has not been an easy one, but it is the right one,’’ the Hyde Park native said in a statement Tuesday. “I have long believed that we who are privileged to lead and serve as elected officials must also be willing to give others an opportunity to do the same.’’