The new governor of Pennsylvania, Josh Shapiro, officially appointed Deputy Attorney General Michelle Henry to serve the remainder of her term as the state’s attorney general on Thursday afternoon.
Henry, 53, a Greensburg native and Greensburg Salem High School graduate was the first deputy attorney general under Shapiro when he was attorney general. His decision will be sent to the state Senate for confirmation.
In a statement, Henry emphasized the government’s role in “standing up for children, traffickers and victims of crime when they need a fighter on their side.
“As attorney general, I will be committed to ensuring that this work continues and that this office will always be in the heart of Pennsylvania,” he said. “I am humbled by the trust given by Gov. Shapiro to me.
“Pennsylvanians should expect the attorney general’s office to remain strong, courageous and continue to do investigative work for them under my stewardship.”
Shapiro praised Henry’s years of experience as a lawyer and leader.
“Michelle has spent years in public service pursuing justice for victims, protecting consumer rights and fighting for people in every corner of Pennsylvania,” Shapiro said in a statement. “I have complete confidence in his ability to represent the Commonwealth, and I look forward to continuing to work together to ensure that Pennsylvanians can be safe and feel safe in their communities. ”
Julia Maruca is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Julia at firstname.lastname@example.org.