Maura Healey

Born:February 8, 1971 (age 53)
Career:Governor of Massachusetts, 2023-present
Education:B.A., Harvard College
J.D., Northeastern University School of Law

Maura Healey assumed office as governor of Massachusetts on Jan. 5, 2023, the state's first elected female governor and with Tina Kotek of Oregon, one of the first two openly lesbian women to be elected governor.

Healey was born on February 8, 1971, at the Bethesda Naval Hospital. She graduated from Harvard College in 1992 with a degree in government. Co-captain of the Harvard Crimson women's basketball team, Healey spent two years playing professional basketball in Europe after college. In 1998, she earned a Juris Doctor from Northeastern University School of Law.

Prior to entering elective office, Healey worked as a private practice attorney, a prosecutor with the Middlesex District Attorney's Office, and chief of the Civil Rights Division and the Public Protection and Business & Labor Bureau in the Massachusetts Attorney General's Office. She was elected as state attorney general in 2014, the first openly lesbian woman and first openly LGBT person elected as a state attorney general.

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