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.