Andrea Campbell to be sworn in as first Black woman attorney general of Massachusetts

BOSTON — Former Boston City Councilor Andrea Campbell will be sworn in as the 45th attorney general of Massachusetts during a ceremony at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center on Wednesday.

Campbell is taking the place of Gov. Maura Healey and she will make history as the first Black woman and first woman of color to be attorney general in state history. She previously became the first Black woman to serve as Boston City Council president in 2018.

Campbell, who ran unsuccessfully for mayor of Boston last year, defeated Republican candidate and trial attorney Jay McMahon in the November election. She had won the endorsement of Attorney General Maura Healey, U.S. Sen. Edward Markey and U.S. Rep. Ayanna Pressley.

Campbell has said she plans to tackle a series of issues including from targeting wage theft and defending seniors to protecting tenants and homeowners, pushing for what she called commonsense gun laws, and supporting anti-violence organizations.

Campbell grew up in Boston and attended Princeton University and UCLA Law School and served as deputy legal counsel to former Democratic Gov. Deval Patrick.

Doors for the ceremony open at 11:30 a.m. Tickets are limited.

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