Maggie Hassan

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Maggie Hassan
United States Senator-elect
from New Hampshire
Taking office
January 3, 2017
Succeeding Kelly Ayotte
81st Governor of New Hampshire
In office
January 3, 2013 – January 3, 2017
Preceded by John Lynch
Succeeded by Chris Sununu (elect)
Member of the New Hampshire Senate
from the 23rd district
In office
December 1, 2008 – December 1, 2010
Preceded by Russell Prescott
Succeeded by Russell Prescott
Majority Leader of the New Hampshire Senate
In office
January 3, 2005 – December 1, 2010
Preceded by Joseph Foster
Succeeded by Jeb Bradley
Personal details
Born Margaret Wood
February 27, 1958 (1958-02-27) (age 58)
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Thomas Hassan
Children 2
Alma mater Brown University
Northeastern University
Religion United Church of Christ

Margaret "Maggie" Hassan (before that: Margaret Wood; born February 27, 1958) is an American politician from New Hampshire. She is the 81st governor of the state.[1] She was elected governor in November 2012 and reelected in November 2014.

In 2016, she ran for the U.S. Senate and unseated Kelly Ayotte, the Republican incumbent in New Hampshire.[2] She narrowly won the election by less than 720 votes.

Hassan was born in Boston, Massachusetts.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Maggie Hassan Biography". The New Hampshire Government Web. http://www.governor.nh.gov/about. Retrieved February 5, 2014.
  2. "Hassan Tops Havenstein To Win 2nd Term As NH Governor". CBS News. November 5, 2014. http://boston.cbslocal.com/2014/11/04/hassan-tops-havenstein-to-win-2nd-term-as-nh-governor.