Commissioner of Jurors Michael O'Donohoe is stepping aside after 22...

Commissioner of Jurors Michael O'Donohoe is stepping aside after 22 years in the post. Credit: Photo courtesy of Michael O’Donohoe

Outspoken Conservative Party activist Michael O’Donohoe, who has been commissioner of jurors for the past 22 years for the 10th Judicial District in Suffolk, is stepping down from the $150,073-a-year post on April 29.

O’Donohoe, 68, of Northport, served as a county lawmaker for eight years, and is also a member of the Suffolk County Judicial Facitilies Agency.

He’s also a longtime Conservative committeeman out of Huntington Town.

Court officials say no one has been selected so far to replace O’Donohoe. Officials say a panel made up of all the state Supreme Court and county court judges will decide on his successor.

O’Donohoe’s impending retirement also raised speculation whether the job could become a landing spot for Suffolk GOP chairman John Jay LaValle, whom Conservatives want to see ousted from his party role.

Despite his retirement, O’Donohoe did not discount returning to county service — especially if he’d be helping to resolve Suffolk’s ongoing financial issues.

“I’d love to come back and see if we could get things straightened out,” he said.

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