Josh Shapiro serves as
Pennsylvania’s Attorney General to combat crime, uphold individual rights and
protect consumers. He is the sixth person elected to the office, and was sworn
in on January 17, 2017 as the Commonwealth’s top lawyer and chief law enforcement
officer with a mandate to ensure integrity and be the people’s Attorney
Throughout his career as a
public servant, Josh has risen above politics and taken on the status quo to
Some of his top priorities
include protecting seniors, veterans, small businesses and consumers from scams
and fraud; implementing a comprehensive integrity agenda to ensure people from
across the Commonwealth are heard and have faith in the justice system; and
directing an aggressive fight against the heroin and opioid epidemic, including
treatment for those suffering from addiction.
Josh’s work has earned him a
national reputation as a rising progressive leader and bipartisan consensus
As the Chairman of the
Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency, his work on behalf of victims
and for criminal justice reform earned him the trust of law enforcement leaders
from across the ideological spectrum.
As Chairman of the Montgomery
County Board of Commissioners Josh led an historic fiscal turnaround, helped
the first LGBT couples in Pennsylvania marry, protected voting rights and fired
Wall Street money managers to protect pensions and save retirees millions. As
State Representative for Pennsylvania's 153rd House District he passed some of
the toughest ethics laws in state history.
Josh Shapiro graduated magna
cum laude from the University of Rochester and earned his law degree at night
from Georgetown University Law Center. He was in private practice for over a
decade and is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar. Josh was raised in Montgomery
County, where he met his high school sweetheart, Lori, and where they are
raising their four children.
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