Governor Josh Shapiro grew up in Pennsylvania, watching his parents serve their community — his father was a pediatrician, and his mother was an educator. Their example inspired Josh to enter public service.
After graduating from the University of Rochester, Shapiro began working in government while putting himself through law school at night before returning to his hometown and winning election as State Representative. As a Representative from 2005 – 2021, Shapiro helped write and pass some of the toughest ethics laws in state history.
Next, Governor Shapiro was elected Chairman of the Board of Commissioners in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania’s third-largest. Confronting $10 million budget deficit and an underfunded pension for county employees, Shapiro put the county back on solid financial footing, took early steps to combat the heroin epidemic, and helped the first LGBTQ+ couples in Pennsylvania marry.
Since 2017, he has served as the Pennsylvanians’ Attorney General. He has held more than 90 public officials, Republicans and Democrats alike, accountable for breaking the law. Working with law enforcement partners at the local, state, and federal level, he’s arrested thousands of mid- and high-level drug dealers while investigating and suing pharmaceutical companies and the CEOs who knowingly perpetuated the opioid crisis.
Governor Shapiro and his wife Lori live in Montgomery County with their three school age sons, and their eldest daughter attends the University of Pittsburgh.