A week after the FBI and IRS raided his Canton law office, Sen. Brian Joyce of Milton announced Tuesday that he would not seek re-election.
The announcement came on the same day that one state representative in his district appeared to be gearing up for a campaign.
Joyce, who has been under a cloud of suspicion following multiple reports in the Boston Globe questioning the longtime senator's ethics, said nothing about his immediate future on Beacon Hill, and only hinted at allegations against him.
"I have worked hard for Milton and achieved results, while always trying to abide by the rules. I will continue to work hard for Milton and all of the district but will not seek re-election," the senator said in a statement first published by the Milton Times and later Tweeted by Joyce with a link to the newspaper.