Former Philadelphia DA Lynne Abraham Hints At Run For Statewide Office
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - Former Philadelphia district attorney Lynne Abraham, who left office more than a year ago, is hinting she might be interested in a return to public service.
Abraham, the first female DA in Philadelphia history, served in that office from 1991 until January 2010.
Retired now from public life for a little more than a year, Abraham is now working in private practice for a Philadelphia law firm.
She appeared Thursday at a volunteer recognition luncheon for the Klein Jewish Community Center, in the Northeast, and says she is proud of her accomplishments.
“I have enjoyed my time there very, very much. I enjoyed the trust of the people, which I still think I enjoy, and going off in a different direction,” she told KYW Newsradio.
And, that direction, she hints, might be a run for office — perhaps Pennsylvania attorney general.
“I wouldn’t turn it down if it came to me,” she told KYW’s Mark Abrams.
(Abrams:) “Has anybody talked to you about that?”
(Abraham:) “Has anybody talked to me? Lots of people have talked to me, yeah. Lots of people.”
(Abrams:) “Are you giving it some serious consideration?”
(Abraham:) “I’m giving it serious consideration.”
Reported by Mark Abrams, KYW Newsradio 1060.