Since January 2015, Attorney General Maura Healey has sworn to protect all communities in the Commonwealth through ensuring equality, safety, and justice. But of course she did not just start off as Attorney General. Healey grew up in Hampton Falls, N.H and later moved her life to Harvard College, where she grew her passion for both government and basketball. After graduating, she spent two years playing professional basketball in Austria. Later she returned back to Boston to build her career in law, where she started as an assistant district attorney in Middlesex County and a partner for WilmerHale, a reputable law firm. She moved on to be appointed as Chief of the Civil Rights Division in the Attorney General’s Office. With this position, Healey charged full force against the Defense of Marriage Act, which limited recognition of same-sex marriages in states. Her support of many others led the U.S Supreme Court to rule the act as unconstitutional. This would lead her to be appointed as Chief in more bureaus such as the Public Protection and Advocacy Bureau and the Business and Labor Bureau. Maura Healey’s ardent values on solving the issues of the diverse people of Massachusetts has earned her role as Attorney General. Through vocalizing issues of gay rights marriage, healthcare, gun control, and education reform, she has reached out to the needs of not just the LGBTQ community but to multiple communities in Boston. Being the first openly gay Attorney General and a well rounded role model, she inspires others, like me, to help those who do not have the power to voice for opportunities they deserve.
Attorney General Maura Healey