While reflecting on her time on Beacon Hill, former state Sen. Linda Dorcena Forry on Thursday did not rule out returning to politics down the road.
“I’ve loved the work I’ve done for 22-years and again, like Gov. [Deval] Patrick and Gov. [Charlie] Baker you can leave and come back and serve in a different way with the private sector experience and the business lens, so you just never know,” Dorcena Forry told Jim Braude on Greater Boston.
Last month, Forry abruptly stepped down to take a job at Suffolk Construction as the Northeast regional vice president for diversity, inclusion and community relations.
Forry, who had represented the communities of South Boston, Dorchester, Mattapan and Hyde Park since 2013, said the decision to leave the Senate ultimately came down to timing and family, but that her role as the sole black lawmaker in the Senate also weighed on her.
“I really felt like this was the moment. Opportunities don’t come all the time, and I say this because it doesn’t come all the time for people of color,” said Dorcena Forry, who was also the first Haitian American to serve the district.
Forry said she’s proud of what she was able to do during her 13 years in public office, first as a state representative and then as a senator, pointing transportation access and housing opportunity as accomplishments.
To see the interview in its entirety, click on the video above.