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Sen. Maggie Hassan [D, NH]
New Hampshire


Maggie Hassan, born February 27, 1958) is an American Democratic Party politician who was the 81st Governor of New Hampshire. Hassan was elected governor in 2012 and was sworn into office on January 3, 2013. She won re-election on November 4, 2014.  In 2016 she won electoin to the US Senate.


Born in Boston, Massachusetts, Hassan is a graduate of Brown University and also earned her J.D. from the Northeastern University School of Law. After graduating from law school in 1985 and passing the bar, Hassan began her career in private practice. She later became an associate counsel at Brigham and Women's Hospital and reentered private practice in New Hampshire. After losing an initial run for the New Hampshire State Senate in 2002, Hassan was elected to the New Hampshire Senate in 2004. She was elected to a total of three two-year terms, representing the New Hampshire's 23rd district from January 2005 to December 2010. Hassan became the Majority Leader in the State Senate in 2008 before losing reelection 2010.


Maggie Hassan ran for the U.S. Senate in 2016 and narrowly defeated Kelly Ayotte, the Republican incumbent, by approximately a thousand votes (about 0.1% of the vote.)


Location New Hampshire
Party Democrat

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