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Spotlight: Pennsylvania AG Josh Shapiro

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Areas of focus since taking office have included:

  1. Preserving patients’ access to healthcare by taking on the largest healthcare companies in Pennsylvania.
  2. Exposing a decades-long cover up of child sexual abuse in the Catholic Church.
  3. Returning over $200 million dollars in financial and non-monetary relief to student loan borrowers, seniors, small business and consumers.

Professional background: AG Shapiro was first elected AG in 2016 and reelected in 2020. Prior to becoming AG, he served as Chair of the Montgomery County Commission while also practicing in the Philadelphia office of Stradley, Ronon, Stevens, and Young. He served as a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives from 2004 to 2012, including serving as Deputy Speaker. AG Shapiro began his career on Capitol Hill as a member of several Congressional staffs, including those of U.S. Senators Carl Levin and Robert Torricelli and Congressmen Peter Deutsch and Joe Hoeffel.

Education: AG Shapiro received his B.S. in political science from the University of Rochester, and his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.

Personal: AG Shapiro and his wife, Lori, live in Montgomery County with their three school age sons, and their eldest daughter attends the University of Pittsburgh.