Andrea Campbell to be sworn in as Massachusetts’ first Black female attorney general

BOSTON (WHDH) – Democrat Andrea Campbell is set to be sworn in Wednesday as Massachusetts’ first Black female attorney general.

The former Boston city councilor, who ran unsuccessfully for mayor in 2021, defeated Republican candidate and trial attorney Jay McMahon. Campbell becomes the third woman to hold the seat in Massachusetts.

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.

During her campaign, she said some issues she plans to tackle as AG include targeting wage theft and defending seniors to protecting tenants and homeowners, pushing for what she called commonsense gun laws, and supporting anti-violence organizations.

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Campbell’s swearing in ceremony is at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center at 12 p.m. and is open to the public.

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During the ceremony, former Senator Diana Dizoglio will also be sworn in as state auditor and Deborah Goldberg will take the oath of office for her third four-year term.

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