Democratic Attorney General hopeful Maura Healey a strong supporter of immigration reform

Irish Central | September 02, 2014

“We need immigration reform, we need it now, we needed it yesterday and the federal government has got to act.” Democratic candidate Maura Healey opined to The Irish Emigrant.

An accomplished civil rights lawyer, Healey, is hoping to succeed incumbent Democratic Attorney General Martha Coakley when the general election takes place in November. However first, she must go head to head with former state senator and other Democratic candidate hopeful, Warren Tolman, at the primary on September 9.

An alumna of Harvard University, Healey, started her career as a lawyer before leaving private practice in 2007 to become Head of the Civil Rights Division and as Chief of Public Protection, Business & Labor Bureaus at the Attorney General (AG) office. As chief of these bureaus, she supervised a large range of areas including fair labor, health care, and civil rights.

Citing cases that she has been involved with, the Irish American, is proud of her efforts to help those who have needed an advocate, “Whether I was trying to protect home-owners from fore-closures, trying to protect senior citizens from scams, trying to help parents whose children had been bullied in schools…… that’s what the office means to me and that is why I am running.”

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Author: UI