Rachael Rollins

Rachael Rollins is the first black woman to win the Democratic nomination for Suffolk District Attorney, promising to bring progressive reform to the Boston-based office. Former President Barack Obama gave a shoutout to Rachael in a speech that criticized President Trump and urged people to vote in the November midterm elections. She is endorsed by The Boston Globe and is a NAACP Boston Branch Executive Committee Member.
A seasoned prosecutor, Rachael has served as both a state Assistant District Attorney and a federal Assistant United States Attorney in Massachusetts. While a federal prosecutor, Rachael prosecuted matters ranging from fraud and white collar criminal offenses to drug trafficking and weapons charges. Rachael understands the power of transparent prosecution, and the importance of accountability to the community.

A groundbreaking and accomplished leader, Rachael was the first female general counsel for the MBTA and the first to jointly serve as general counsel of both the MBTA and MassDOT. There, she managed a staff of over one hundred and fifty attorneys, paralegals, and support staff. She later served as chief legal counsel for the Massachusetts Port Authority.

As Suffolk County’s District Attorney, she will bring the leadership acumen, emotional intelligence, and innovation that have aided her in her career of public service.

Rachael is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst (B.A.), Northeastern University School of Law (J.D.), Georgetown University Law Center (LL.M.), and the Harvard Business School’s Program for Leadership Development.