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By Cody Shepard
October 27, 2018
Timothy J. Cruz is again running for re-election in Plymouth County.
BROCKTON — Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy J. Cruz has been nominated to be the president of an association consisting of all district attorneys in the state.
The Massachusetts District Attorney Association announced the nomination on Friday.
Cruz, who is again running for re-election in the county, has served as the president of the association twice before – in 2005 and 2010.
Norfolk County District Attorney Michael W. Morrissey is the current association president. A vote will be taken at the next association meeting, on Nov. 16, to confirm Cruz’s nomination.
Members of the association also nominated Hampden County District Attorney Anthony D. Gulluni as vice president.
The association is an independent state agency with a mission to support the 11 elected district attorneys and their staff, including about 785 prosecutors and 260 victim-witness advocates.
“I have deep respect for all of my fellow district attorneys and am honored that they have nominated me to be president,” Cruz said in a statement. “I look forward to continuing our work together through MDAA.”
Cruz is running for re-election in the upcoming November election against John E. Bradley Jr., a former prosecutor in Cruz’s office. Bradley settled a wrongful termination lawsuit last year against Cruz for $248,000.
Cruz also currently serves as a vice president of the National District Attorneys Association.