Governor Healey grew up the oldest of five siblings in an old farm house in Hampton Falls, New Hampshire. After attending Harvard College, where she captained the basketball team, she spent two years as a 5’4” starting point guard on a professional basketball team in Austria. She attended Northeastern University School of Law, motivated by a commitment to public service and desire to help people.
Healey went on to work in private practice before leaving to serve as Chief of the Civil Rights Division in the Attorney General’s Office. She was promoted to oversee two of the office’s most prominent divisions: the Public Protection & Advocacy Bureau and the Business & Labor Bureau. In 2014, Governor Healey was elected the first openly gay Attorney General in the country. She was re-elected in 2018. As the People’s Lawyer, Healey made the AG’s office the first statewide office to implement paid leave for families and established the office’s first-ever Community Engagement Division to go out directly into communities, share resources, and empower people through education about their rights.
Governor Healey’s policy priorities include investment in housing, public transportation, the clean energy economy and job training. She lives in Boston, where she can still be found playing hoops at her local park or hanging out with her nieces and nephew.