Political Circuit

Healey will remain Bay State resident as husband moves to Fla.

Sean Healey is switching his domicile to Palm Beach, Fla., but Kerry Healey is not. Sean Healey is switching his domicile to Palm Beach, Fla., but Kerry Healey is not. (Roger Farrington)
Globe Staff / March 6, 2011

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Sean Healey, husband of Kerry Healey, former Massachusetts lieutenant governor, is moving to Florida, but the couple remains married and she will continue to keep her home and voting residency in the Bay State.

The Boston Business Journal reported Friday that Sean Healey is relocating from Beverly to Palm Beach, Fla. He is chief executive and chairman of Beverly-based Affiliated Managers Group Inc.

The newspaper said the firm will remain in Massachusetts, but Healey, his wife, and their daughter, Averill, were listed on a form switching his “domicile’’ to Florida, which has no state income tax.

The couple’s son, Alex, is heading to college in the fall.

A spokesman for Kerry Healey said that despite the domicile form, she “will remain a resident of Massachusetts, and will continue to remain active in the Massachusetts political scene.’’

Sean Healey will live in a $17 million oceanfront home in Florida, the state where Kerry Healey was raised. The couple has additional homes in Massachusetts, Florida, and Vermont.

Since losing her campaign as the Republican Party’s 2006 gubernatorial nominee, Healey has taught at Harvard, her alma mater, and worked on justice issues with women in Afghanistan.

She also worked with her former running mate, Mitt Romney, on his 2008 presidential race, and is again involved as he contemplates a second campaign. — GLEN JOHNSON

Suffolk DA gets new top assistant

Patrick M. Haggan, a career prosecutor, has been tapped to replace Joshua Wall as the top assistant to Suffolk District Attorney Daniel F. Conley, in an appointment a former co-worker lauded as the best choice possible.

“He’s a real gentleman and one of the finest trial lawyers I have ever seen,’’ said Chelsea lawyer Matthew J. Machera, who was a Suffolk prosecutor for 10 years and was hired at the same time as Haggan. Machera is now a criminal defense lawyer.

Haggan replaces Wall as the first assistant to Conley. Wall left the office when Governor Deval Patrick chose him to take over control of the troubled state Parole Board as chairman.

“He is an incredibly hard worker and is always willing to help another with advice and counsel,’’ Conley said in a statement. “Pat possesses the legal ability, the talent, and the unerring judgment that the job of first assistant district attorney’’ needs. — JOHN R. ELLEMENT

Brown’s book jumping to No. 4 on the Times bestseller list

Senator Scott Brown can add “best-selling author’’ to his resume: the Massachusetts Republican’s autobiography, “Against All Odds,’’ will appear at number four on the New York Times bestseller list next Sunday, Brown’s staff confirmed.

Brown’s book, released last month by HarperCollins, has received wide publicity in part because of its revelations from Brown’s troubled and violent youth, including instances of physical abuse by stepfathers and one instance of sexual abuse by a summer camp counselor.

Brown has promoted the book with a media blitz and nationwide book tour that featured a book-signing in the gift shop at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, Calif. — MARK ARSENAULT

Tweet of the week
The honors go to Jennifer Nassour (@Jennifer Nassour), state Republican Party chairwoman, a frequent tweet of the week winner, for tying together two bits of news in a single tweet:

“Wonder what Michelle Obama thinks of expired food in schools? Will the Prez inspect a school freezer in Boston?’’ she tweeted on Thursday. Nassour was referring to the news that expired food had been found in several school cafeterias, and to the president’s upcoming visit to another city school on Tuesday. We’re guessing POTUS skips the freezer.