A candidate in next year's race for attorney general paid Western Massachusetts a visit on Sunday.
Maura Healey was a guest of Northwestern District Attorney David Sullivan.
Healey met supporters and potential backers at Sullivan's home after spending the day out in Northampton.
Healey previously worked in the attorney general's office under Martha Coakley, heading up several bureaus. She resigned one week before announcing her candidacy.
She said it would be an honor to continue the work that Coakley has accomplished.
"She's really led an office that has led the nation in so many areas," said Healey. "I want to be the person who continues the excellent tradition in that office. We want to build on the work that we've done, build on our record and be ready to talk about today's and tomorrow's challenges."
Healey is originally from New Hampshire, but went to college in Boston and has never left the Bay State.
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