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Who is Maura Healey?
Maura Tracy Healey is an American prominent politician and lawyer serving as the Massachusetts Attorney General since January 2015. She is the Governor-elect of Massachusetts after winning the 2022 Massachusetts gubernatorial election on November 8, 2022. She is a member of the Democratic Party.
In 2007, she was hired by Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley and served as chief of the Civil Rights Division where she spearheaded the state’s challenge to the federal Defense of Marriage Act. Moreover, she was then appointed chief of the Public Protection and Advocacy Bureau and then chief of the Business and Labor Bureau before resigning in 2013 in order to run for attorney general in 2014. She went on and defeated former State Senator Warren Tolman in the Democratic primary and then defeated Republican attorney John Miller in the general election. In 2018, she was reelected. Upon taking office, she went in and became the first openly lesbian person and the first openly LGBT person elected attorney general of a state in the United States.
In the 2022 Massachusetts gubernatorial election, she was the Democratic nominee for Governor of Massachusetts and won the election. When inaugurated in January 2023, she will become Massachusetts’ first female governor as well as the first openly lesbian woman and third openly LGBT person (after Kate Brown and Jared Polis) to take office as governor of a U.S. state.
How Old Is Maura Healey?
She is 51 years old as of November 2022, having been born on February 8, 1971, in Bethesda, Maryland, U.S. Healey shared her birthdate with celebrities such as; Jaden Hossler, Kairi Cosentino, Reed Woehrle, Karina Garcia, Alana Clements, and many more.
Maura Healey’s Family
Who are Maura Healey’s Parents?
She was born to Tracy Healey-Beattie (Mother) was a nurse at Lincoln Akerman School, whereas her father was a captain in the United States Public Health Service and an engineer. Moreover, her stepfather taught history and coached girls’ sports at Winnacunnet High School.
Does Maura Healey have Siblings?
News on the internet shows that she has four siblings including brothers and sisters. One of her sisters’ names is Tara Healey.
Maura Healey Education
She received her high school education at Winnacunnet High School. After high school, she attended Harvard College where she majored in government graduating cum laude in 1992. Later, she attended Northeastern University School of Law where she earned a Juris Doctor in 1998.
Maura Healey’s Marital Status
News on the internet shows that she is possibly single and she is a lesbian and a member of the LGBTQ.
Maura Healey Kids
There is no news on the internet showing whether she has kids or not. In case there is news regarding this matter, we will update it here as soon as possible.
Maura Healey Career
She began her legal career by clerking for Judge A. David Mazzone of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts. There she prepared monthly compliance rep[orts on the cleanup of the Boston Harbor and assisted the judge with trials, hearings, and case conferences. She spent more than seven years at the law firm Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, where she first worked as an associate and then as a junior partner and handled commercial and real estate litigation. Moreover, she served as a special assistant district attorney in Middlesex County where she tried drug, assault, domestic violence, and motor vehicle cases in bench and jury sessions.
And argued bail hearings, motions to suppress, and abortion violations and surrenders. In 2007, she was hired by Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley and served as chief of the Civil Rights Division. Where she spearheaded the state’s challenge to the federal Defense of Marriage Act. Moreover, she led the winning arguments for Massachusetts in the county’s first lawsuit striking down the law. In 2012, she was promoted to chief of the Public Protection and Advocacy Bureau. Then she was appointed chief of the Business and Labor Bureau. During a Zoom conference call on June 3, 2020, she asked for a call to action from business leaders to work to end racial inequalities and systematic racism.
A Career as Massachusetts Attorney General
She announced her candidacy for attorney general in October 2013. Coakley was retiring from the office to run for governor. On September 9, 2014, she won the Democratic primary by 126,420 votes thus defeating former State Senator Warren Tolman 62.4% to 37.6%. In the general election, she defeated Republican nominee John Miller, an attorney 62.5% to 37.7%. After taking office, she became the first openly lesbian attorney general in the United States.
On November 6, 2018, she was reelected to Massachusetts Attorney General defeating Republican nominee James McMahon with 69.9% of the vote. Abortion Her women’s rights platform focuses on sex education, expanding access to abortion services in Massachusetts, and ensuring that every woman in Massachusetts has access to abortion, regardless of where she lives or what income she earns. A Career in Gun Control She announced her intention to ban the manufacturing of most assault rifles in Massachusetts on July 20, 2016.
A Career in Trump Administration
She announced on January 31, 2017, that her office was joining a lawsuit challenging President Donald Trump’s Executive Order 13769 commonly known as a “Muslim ban”. She then announced on March 9, 2017, that her office was joining a lawsuit challenging Trump’s Executive Order 13780. Since then, the order has been blocked in various federal courts on similar grounds. After Trump fired FBI director James Comey on May 11, 2017, Healey led efforts calling for the appointment of a special counsel to investigate Russia’s meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. On May 17, Rod Rosenstein appointed a special counsel, former FBI director Robert Mueller.
A Career in the 2022 Massachusetts Gubernatorial Campaign
Healey announced on January 20, 2022, her candidacy in the 2022 Massachusetts gubernatorial election. Her announcement came after Governor Charlie Baker announced that he would not seek reelection. Thus on September 6, 2022, she won the Democratic primary election.
Maura Healey Height and Measurements
Adding up to her well-curved and beautiful body, she stands at a height of 5ft 4inches (1.63m) and has unknown weight.
Maura Healey’s Salary and Net Worth
News on the internet shows that she has an annual salary of $185,000 and has an unknown net worth.