Shapiro nominates Michel Henry for Attorney General

HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania (WHTM) — Pennsylvania Gov. Josh Shapiro plans to nominate career attorney general Michelle Henry to serve as attorney general.

Shapiro, who was elected to the attorney general for two terms, formally resigned before his inauguration as governor on Tuesday. He appoints Henry as acting Attorney General and plans to nominate her for the position, highlighting her presence at his inaugural address.

The Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Twitter page and the AG’s website now reflect Henry as the acting Attorney General.

Henry He served as the first Deputy District Attorney for the Pennsylvania State Attorney’s Office after previously serving in the same position with the Bucks County District Attorney’s Office. She was appointed Bucks County District Attorney in 2008 and served in that position for nearly two years.

Henry, a graduate of the Commonwealth University Law School, has served as a public prosecutor for more than 20 years.

Henry will be the fourth woman to hold the position of attorney general, after Anne Alpern, Linda Kelly and Kathleen Keene. Henry worked as a public prosecutor Kane’s 2016 perjury trial.