Linda Kelly Approved As PA Attorney General

Scott Detrow

The Pennsylvania Senate has unanimously confirmed Linda Kelly as the state’s attorney general. The 50-0 vote makes Kelly the first female attorney general since the post became an elected office in 1981.

Kelly spent the bulk of her career in the Pittsburgh U.S. Attorney’s office, where she served as Tom Corbett’s chief deputy when he held the federal post in the early 1990s. She graduated from the University of Pittsburgh and Duquesne University Law School, and has worked at the U.S. Attorney’s office since 1980.

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