Maggie Hassan

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Maggie Hassan
United States Senator
from New Hampshire
Incumbent
Assumed office
January 3, 2017
Serving with Jeanne Shaheen
Preceded by Kelly Ayotte
81st Governor of New Hampshire
In office
January 3, 2013 – January 2, 2017
Preceded by John Lynch
Succeeded by Chuck Morse (Acting)
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 U.S. Senator from New Hampshire. She previously served as the 81st governor of New Hampshire from 2013 to 2017.[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.