Maura Healey was elected as Massachusetts Attorney General in 2014. She was the first openly LGBTQ Attorney General in the United States. She was re-elected in 2018.
Her historic victory in her first-ever run for office was driven by a strong grassroots campaign where she bested well-financed, establishment candidates in both the Democratic primary and the general election in November 2014. Being sworn in at Boston’s historic Faneuil Hall, she vowed to lead an office guided by her core values and driven by the issues that matter to the people of the Commonwealth – from health care and energy costs to protecting consumers, ensuring equality for all and keeping our communities safer.
For seven years prior to her election, she helped lead the Attorney General’s Office, ultimately overseeing more than half of the office’s 500 employees. She began as Chief of the Civil Rights Division and went on to direct two of the office’s most prominent divisions: the Public Protection & Advocacy Bureau and the Business & Labor Bureau. Earlier in her career, she was a prosecutor in Middlesex County and a litigation partner at WilmerHale, one of Boston’s most prestigious law firms.
She attended Harvard College, where she was the captain of the basketball team, and spent two years as a 5’4” starting point guard on a professional basketball team in Austria. She attended Northeastern University School of Law.