Spotlight: PA AG Michelle Henry

Professional background: Michelle Henry was confirmed as Attorney General of Pennsylvania in March 2023, filling the mid-term vacancy created by then-AG Josh Shapiro’s election as Pennsylvania’s 48th governor. Prior to her appointment, AG Henry was Shapiro’s first deputy attorney general, and before that she served in a number of roles in the Bucks County DA’s Office, including as Bucks County District Attorney since January 2008.

 Priorities since being appointed AG:

  • Passing stricter gun safety laws and other measures to reduce the number of illegal guns in Pennsylvania.
  • Protecting children and young adults by prosecuting child predators and addressing the opioid epidemic.
  • Combatting crime, upholding individual rights and protecting consumers from scammers and bad actors.

Education:  AG Henry earned a B.A. in communication arts with a focus in public speaking at Allegheny College. She earned a J.D. from the Widener University Commonwealth Law School

Personal: AG Henry lives in Harrisburg.