Maura Healey Becomes the First Openly Gay Attorney General in the Nation

The Democrat and LGBT trailblazer wins the Massachusetts AG race in a landslide victory.

Democrat Maura Healey, 43, won the attorney general race in Massachusetts last night. A former basketball player with a prestigious legal career spanning nearly two decades, she has made history by becoming the first out gay AG in the United States.

It was a landslide victory. Healey trounced her opponent, Republican John Miller, by more than 20 percentage points. In a competitive Democratic primary earlier this year, she beat former state senator Warren Tolman. She will now succeed Martha Coakley as the attorney general of Massachusetts.

Congratulating Healey on her historic victory, Chad Griffin, president of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), said, “Maura Healey is one of the staunchest advocates for equality we have in this country, and we join her in celebrating her historic victory tonight. As the nation’s first openly gay attorney general, she is an inspirational trailblazer and will fight to guarantee civil rights and legal equality for all people of Massachusetts.”

We join in congratulating Maura Healey on her momentous achievement and wish her all the best in her new role!

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