Maura Healey is also running as a Democrat to be Attorney General of Massachusetts.
Healey has represented Massachusetts citizens for the past several years, fighting on the front lines as a lawyer in the AG’s office for causes we all care about. She advocated to keep the buffer zone protecting women’s health clinics, and she was one of the earliest advocates for overturning DOMA, earning equal marriage rights for all.
Numerous everyday people on Beacon Hill support Maura Healey. Fran Burke, longtime resident on Joy Street, was an early supporter, as was Herb Weiss, who lives on Mt. Vernon Street. Given her high level of support within the neighborhood, I was disappointed Healey didn’t warrant even a mention in last week’s front-page story discussing her race.
The State Primary on Jan. 9 presents a choice to us in the attorney general’s race. We can vote for a nice person who has a long, distinguished past career in politics and has many supporters inside the State House, or we can vote for a young, energetic, smart and proven advocate for our future. Given the choice, I pick the future every time. Which is why I am voting for Maura Healey on Sept. 9.