Source: MA Attorney General, Maura Healey will run for Governor

BOSTON — Boston 25 News has learned that Attorney General Maura Healey will run for Governor and she plans to announce her run on Thursday.

Healey has long been speculated as a player in the race to replace Gov. Charlie Baker, who announced he will not seek a third term.

The state has never elected a female governor, and if Healey enters the race, that would make three woman candidates in the Democratic primary alone. Harvard professor Danielle Allen and state Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz have already announced they are running.

Chang-Díaz released the following statement in response to reports that Attorney General Maura Healey may be launching a campaign for Governor:

“I welcome the attorney general to the race. In this time of crisis, we need a robust conversation about how our government serves working families and meets our biggest challenges. Maura and I have differing records when it comes to priorities and governing, and I look forward to her joining the ongoing conversation we’re having with voters across Massachusetts.”

Republican Geoff Diehl announced his bid for governor back in July 2021.