BOSTON (CBS) – Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley will run for Mayor of Boston.

Conley made the official announcement in an email Wednesday.

“Boston is a great city, and with the right leadership and vision, its best days are still ahead. So today I am officially declaring that I am a candidate for Mayor of Boston,” Conley said in a statement.

Conley has served as the Suffolk County D.A. since 2002. Before that, he was a Boston City Councilor.

“Boston can only reach its full promise and potential when every one of its residents has a fair chance to reach theirs. I intend to put my heart and soul (and several pairs of shoes) into this campaign. I ask for your support, your energy, and your ideas and together we’ll make Boston the most livable and workable city in America,” Conley said.

City Councilor John Connolly is the only other candidate to official announce he is in the race. Connolly announced his campaign before Mayor Tom Menino shook-up the political landscape with his announcement that he would not seek a sixth term.

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