Governor Takes the News



Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey greets marchers in Boston’s 48th Pride Parade in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S., June 9, 2018. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Riley Schaeffer

Maura Healey takes the news as the first lesbian and LGBTQ+ governor of the United States. She is also part of a record amount of women occupying the office of Massachusetts. Healey had a tough fight with other candidate, Geoff Diehl for the title of the governor of Massachusetts. She won with 63.8% of votes casted on November 8th 2022.
Healey promised to work on changes to the tax code, including pushing for a child tax credit for every child of Massachusetts, while also working onto expand access to child care. She also acknowledged the soaring cost of housing and other costly expenses.
Maura is a former Harvard basketball player. She attended Harvard, where she captained the basketball team, and then spent two years as a starting point guard on a professional basketball team in Austria. After basketball, she traveled to Northeastern University School of Law, motivated to public service and desire to help people. She says she was very inspired by her stepfather, Edward.
Maura Healey is the second democrat in the passed three decades to be elected Governor of Massachusetts. Maura has always seemed to be independent and self-motivated. She has worked hard for this role, and we have yet to see more of her hard work in the future.