Josh Shapiro (PA Attorney General)

He's taken on the status quo to protect Pennsylvanians.

Josh Shapiro serves as the Chairman of the Board of Commissioners for Pennsylvania's third-largest county where he is responsible for a budget of $370 million and over 2,300 employees.

As the first Democrat to lead Montgomery County in 150 years, Josh put the County's fiscal house back in order after years of Republican deficits while standing up for progressive values.

He fired the Wall Street money managers who were ripping off retirees, helped issue the first marriage licenses to LGBT couples in Pennsylvania, and fought against voter ID laws that would make it more difficult for young people, minorities, and seniors to vote.

As a State Rep., he took on the status quo, wrote and passed the farthest-reaching ethics laws in a generation, and established strict new financial controls over state spending. Philadelphia Magazine wrote that Josh "has been a blast of oxygen in the smoke-choked back rooms of quid-pro-quo Harrisburg," and his work earned him a national reputation as a bipartisan consensus builder.

Josh also serves as Chairman of the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency, where he's worked to improve public safety in communities across the state by reforming the criminal justice system, better caring for victims of crime, and making prevention programs more effective.

Josh Shapiro graduated magna cum laude from the University of Rochester, earned his law degree at night from Georgetown University, and is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar. He has practiced law at Philadelphia-based Stradley Ronon for a decade. Josh was raised in Montgomery County, where he met his high school sweetheart, Lori, and where they are raising their four young children.

"I'm running for Attorney General because we need to restore integrity and challenge the status quo to protect each and every Pennsylvanian. I've taken on the special interests, like when I fired the Wall Street money managers who were ripping off retirees in Montgomery County, and I know how to deliver meaningful reform.

"We need to hold the frackers accountable for the damage they do to our air and water and aggressively prosecute scammers who target older Pennsylvanians and businesses that take advantage of consumers.

"We must ensure women are treated fairly in the workplace and get equal pay for equal work. I am the only candidate who will always defend a woman's right to make her own health care decisions.

"I also believe we must reform the criminal justice system to make it more fair, treat drug addiction as a disease instead of a crime, address the heroin epidemic in a comprehensive way, and fight the scourge of illegal guns.

"I'm running to be an Attorney General who will always fight for you." — Josh Shapiro, candidate for PA Attorney General