"Massachusetts has the greatest people, innovation, and know-how in the world.
We’ll harness our tremendous resources to make our state a place where everyone – and every business – can succeed.”
Maura Healey grew up the eldest of five siblings raised by their mom Tracy, a school nurse, on a farm in New Hampshire.
She spent her childhood getting into trouble with her brothers and sisters, playing sports, and waitressing at the local Hampton Beach Casino. Maura captained her college basketball team, and then spent two years as a point guard on a professional basketball team in Austria. She returned home to go to law school and began her career as a business lawyer and then a civil rights lawyer. She’s been standing up for the people of Massachusetts ever since. As Attorney General, she’s taken on some powerful interests – Purdue Pharma, ExxonMobil, predatory student lenders. In November, Maura made history by becoming the first woman elected as Governor of Massachusetts.
A mother of three, Kim is married to a union bricklayer.
The daughter of a Navy cook from Lynn and accountant’s assistant from Trinidad, Kim spent her childhood in a number of states, before going to Salem State University to study government and become a stand-out athlete on the women’s basketball team. Kim won an underdog race to become Salem’s first woman Mayor in 2006. As Mayor, Kim turned deficits into record reserve funds, revitalized Salem’s downtown, helped improve Salem’s schools, and has been a strong leader through the pandemic. Exemplified by her extensive and successful career in city government, Kim is focused on creating a forward-looking Commonwealth and communities that work for, empower, and include those who call them home, as well as those who aspire to do so.