Maura Healey Biography
Maura Healey is an American politician and lawyer serving as the Massachusetts Attorney General since January 2015. She is the governor-elect of Massachusetts, having won the 2022 Massachusetts gubernatorial election on November 8, 2022.
Healey was the Democratic nominee for Governor of Massachusetts in the 2022 Massachusetts gubernatorial election and won the election. Once inaugurated in January 2023, she will become the first female elected Governor of Massachusetts as well as the first openly lesbian woman and third openly LGBT person to take office as governor of a U.S. state.
Maura Healey Age
Maura Tracy Healey was born on 8th February, 1971, Bethesda, Maryland, U.S.
Maura Healey Height
Maura stand at a height of 5 feet and 6 inches tall.
Maura Healey Education
Maura attended Harvard College, where she captained the basketball team, and then 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.
Maura Healey Nationality
Healey is an American Nationality.
Maura Healey Family
Her maternal grandmother was determined that her grandchild be born on Massachusetts soil. She traveled through a snowstorm down Route 1, flew to Maryland, snuck into the delivery room wearing her nursing outfit, and placed a bag of soil from a family woodlot in Byfield below the delivery bed so that Maura could be “born” over Massachusetts.
Her parents both grew up in Newburyport. Her maternal grandparents met in Gloucester, where her grandfather worked on the fishing docks and her grandmother, whose ancestors settled on the Parker River in Newbury in 1636, went to nursing school. Her paternal grandparents came from Ireland and worked as a domestic worker and a janitor.
Maura Healey Parents
Maura was born to Tracy and Healey, her father served as a captain in the U.S. Public Health Service, and later as a civil engineer in the Environmental Protection Agency. Her mother, Tracy, worked as a nurse at the local elementary school.
Maura’s stepdad, Edward, joined the family when Maura was in high school. Ed was a teacher, local union president, and coached her high school basketball team, giving Maura a lifelong love of the game. Tracy instilled in Maura a commitment to community and hard work.
Tracy instilled in Maura a commitment to community and hard work. Maura spent her childhood running through the woods, stealing apples (mostly drops) from the local orchard, playing sports, coaching, working as a camp counselor, and waitressing at the local Hampton Beach Casino
Maura Healey Siblings
Maura has five siblings; she grew up the oldest of five siblings in an old farm house in Hampton Falls, New Hampshire.
Maura Healey Partner
Maura is married to her long time partner, Gabrielle R. Wolohojian, she is an American judge who serves as an associate justice of the Massachusetts Appeals Court. On 14thNovember, 2007, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick nominated Wolohojian to the appeals court to fill the seat left vacant by the retirement of Associate Justice Kenneth Laurence. After being confirmed by the Governor’s Council, she took the oath of office on 7th February, 2008.
Maura Healey Partner
Healey does not have children.
Maura Healey Governor
Maura Healey has spent her career standing up for the people of Massachusetts and pursuing justice and equality. She’s running for Governor to bring people together and expand economic opportunities for everyone in Massachusetts.
Maura 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. During this time, she led the first state challenge to the Defense of Marriage Act and held big banks and lending companies accountable after the 2008 financial crisis.
She was re-elected in 2018. As the People’s Lawyer, Maura has taken on some of the most powerful institutions on behalf of Massachusetts residents. She has protected student borrowers and homeowners from predatory lenders, sued Exxon Mobil for lying about climate change, and held Purdue Pharma and the Sackler family accountable for their role in fueling the opioid epidemic. She 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.
She launched her campaign for Governor to lift up Massachusetts families and invest in housing, public transportation, the clean energy economy, and job training. She believes that Massachusetts has the greatest collection of human capital, intellectual capital, business, innovation and know-how and that together these forces can be harnessed to do great things for residents, families, small businesses, and companies throughout the entire state.
Maura has delivered strong, steady leadership as AG, particularly through the tumultuous years of the Trump presidency and COVID-19 pandemic. Maura leads with a focus on teamwork, collaboration, open lines of communication, and bringing people together.
Maura Healey Gay and Lesbian Marriage
Healey led a filing of an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of Massachusetts and 16 other jurisdictions, including California, Connecticut, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington. The states argued that the Constitution requires marriage equality nationwide.
AG Healey has argued that the continued refusal by some states to license or recognize marriages between gay and lesbian couples inflicted widespread harm on these couples and their families, including those living in Massachusetts and other marriage equality states. Major life decisions made by married same-sex couples, including about health care, education, employment, and residency, had been affected by the non-recognition of their marriages. At times, many couples refused to move to or simply avoided non-recognition states whenever possible.
In 2004, following the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court’s decision in Goodridge v. Dep’t of Public Health, Massachusetts became the first state to allow same-sex couples to marry. Since that time, more than 20,000 same-sex couples have married in the Commonwealth.
In 2009, AG Healey led the Commonwealth’s successful challenge of the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), arguing that the law discriminated against married Massachusetts couples and their children. In June 2013, the Supreme Court struck down DOMA as unconstitutional, relying significantly on many of the arguments developed in the Commonwealth’s case.
On January 31, 2017, Healey announced that her office was joining a lawsuit challenging President Donald Trump’s Executive Order 13769, in 31st January, 2017, commonly known as a “Muslim ban.” Healey condemned the order as “motivated by anti-Muslim sentiment and Islamophobia, not by a desire to further national security.” A federal court eventually struck the order down on similar grounds.
Healey’s plan to reduce gun violence addresses what she perceives as its root causes. The plan includes enhancing the background check system to include information regarding recent restraining orders, pending indictments, any relations to domestic violence, parole, and probation information. The plan also seeks to better track stolen and missing guns. Healey advocates fingerprint trigger locks and firearm micro-stamping on all guns sold in Massachusett.
Maura Healey Basketball
Maura is going from the basketball court to the Massachusetts governor’s house, with a little under 30 years in between.The current Attorney General of Massachusetts is projected to defeat Republican Geoff Diehl, flipping the office back to Democrats after two terms under Charlie Baker. Not only is Healey the first woman to be elected to the office, she’s also the first open lesbian to be elected governor in U.S. history.
Before her time in the legal and political worlds, Healey was the captain of the Harvard women’s basketball team, playing under longtime Crimson coach Kathy Delaney-Smith from 1988-1992. With Healey playing point guard, Harvard won the Ivy League championship in the 1990-91 season, and she was picked as co-captain in 1991-92.
Healey’s senior season saw her post the second-most assists in a season (150) in program history at the time, as well as win the team award for best defensive player. Healey’s basketball career continued after Cambridge, playing two seasons professionally in Austria for UBBC Wustenrot Salzburg.
Maura Healey Salary
Maura annual salary is estimated to be USD 186,000.
Maura Healey Net Worth
Healey net worth is estimated to be USD 5 million.
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