Speaker Profile

Maura Healey


Sworn in as Massachusetts’ 45th Attorney General in 2015, Maura Healey was the first LGBT Attorney General in the country. Before becoming AG, Healey served in various divisions of the AG’s office and worked on the state’s successful challenge to the federal Defense of Marriage Act, consumer protection, fair labor, environmental protection and economic development. As AG, Healey has tackled many issues including the opioid epidemic, rising health care costs, workers’ rights, women’s rights, and improving the state’s criminal justice system. Healey’s criminal justice reform policies combine an end to mandatory sentences for nonviolent drug offenders with enhanced treatment and rehabilitation instead of immediate incarceration. Healey is Co-Chair of the Democratic Attorneys General Association.

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