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|Name                =Margaret Hassan
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|Name                =Maggie Hassan
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|Position = Governor of New Hampshire
 
|Position = Governor of New Hampshire
 
|Status = Incumbent
 
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|Term ends = 2015
 
|Term ends = 2015
 
|Assumed office = 2013
 
|Assumed office = 2013
|Political party = Democratic | Party dot = {{bluedot|size=10px}}
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|Political party = Democratic  
 
|Predecessor = [[John Lynch]] (D)
 
|Predecessor = [[John Lynch]] (D)
 
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|First elected = [[New Hampshire state executive official elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]
 
|First elected = [[New Hampshire state executive official elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]
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|Next election = [[New Hampshire state executive official elections, 2014|November 4, 2014]]
 
|Next election = [[New Hampshire state executive official elections, 2014|November 4, 2014]]
 
|Prior office =New Hampshire State Senate District 23
 
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|Birthday = February 27, 1958
 
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|Place of birth =Boston, Massachusetts
 
|Profession =Attorney
 
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}}{{tnr}}'''Margaret Hassan''' (b. February 27, 1958) is the current [[Democratic]] [[Governor of New Hampshire]]. Hassan defeated challengers to win the election for [[Governor of New Hampshire]] on [[New Hampshire gubernatorial election, 2012|November 6, 2012]].<ref name="general">[http://www.wmur.com/news/politics/General-Election-Local-National-Results/-/9857748/16995720/-/n7iedi/-/index.html ''WMUR'' "General Election Results" Accessed November 6, 2012]</ref>  
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}}{{tnr}}'''Margaret "Maggie" Hassan''' (b. February 27, 1958, in Boston, [[Massachusetts]]) is the 81st and current [[Governor of New Hampshire]]. A [[Democrat]], Hassan easily defeated [[Ovide Lamontagne]] (R) and [[John J. Babiarz]] (L) on [[New Hampshire gubernatorial election, 2012|November 6, 2012]] to take the seat.<ref name="general">[http://www.wmur.com/news/politics/General-Election-Local-National-Results/-/9857748/16995720/-/n7iedi/-/index.html ''WMUR'' "General Election Results" accessed November 6, 2012]</ref><ref> [http://www.governor.nh.gov/about/ ''New Hampshire Governor,'' " About Governor Hassan," accessed August 9, 2013] </ref>  
  
She is a former [[Democratic]] member of the [[New Hampshire State Senate]]; she represented district 23 from 2004 to 2010, serving as [[State Senate Majority Leader|Majority Leader]].<ref name="bios">[http://www.maggiehassan.com/about/ ''Maggie Hassan'' "About" Accessed October 12, 2012]</ref>
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Hassan became the second woman in state history elected to lead [[New Hampshire]]. If she had lost it would have been the first time in 17 years that there would not have been a [[Democratic]] female governor in the country.<ref>[http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-09-12/democrats-risk-no-female-governor-first-time-in-17-years.html ''Bloomberg'', "Democrats Risk No Female Governor, First Time in 17 Years" accessed September 13, 2012]</ref>
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As New Hampshire governors only serve a two-year term, Hassan {{2014isrunning}} for re-election in 2014.<ref name=sos>[http://sos.nh.gov/2014File.aspx ''New Hampshire Secretary of State'', "2014 Filing Period," accessed June 14, 2014]</ref>
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Hassan previously served in the [[New Hampshire State Senate]], representing district 23 from 2004 to 2010. During her time in office, she served as [[State Senate Majority Leader|Majority Leader]], president pro tempore, and assistant Democratic whip.<ref name="bios">[http://www.maggiehassan.com/about/ ''Maggie Hassan'', "About" accessed October 12, 2012]</ref>
  
 
==Biography==
 
==Biography==
In the past, Hassan has been involved in representing school systems in special education matters, because she brings the unique perspective of a parent whose son went through the public school system and has severe disabilities. This was a motivating factor for her becoming involved in public service. Her involvement grew when then-Governor [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeanne_Shaheen Jeanne Shaheen] asked her to serve as an advocate on the Advisory Committee to the Adequacy in Education and Finance Commission. <ref>[http://www.maggiehassan.com/biography ''Maggie Hassan'' "Biography" Accessed 2012]</ref>
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In the past, Hassan has been involved in representing school systems in special education matters, because she brings the unique perspective of a parent whose son went through the public school system and has severe disabilities. This was a motivating factor for her becoming involved in public service. Her involvement grew when then-Governor [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeanne_Shaheen Jeanne Shaheen] asked her to serve as an advocate on the Advisory Committee to the Adequacy in Education and Finance Commission.<ref>[http://www.maggiehassan.com/biography ''Maggie Hassan'', "Biography" accessed 2012]</ref>
  
Before entering public service, Hassan was Information Officer for the Massachusetts Department of Social Services from 1980 to 1982.  She then worked as an attorney for Palmer and Dodge from 1985 to 1992.  She also worked as attorney/Assistant General Counsel for Brigham and Women's Hospital/Partners Healthcare from 1993 to 1996.  She has been an attorney for Sullivan, Weinstein and McQuay since 1996.<ref name="bios"/>
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Before entering public service, Hassan was Information Officer for the Massachusetts Department of Social Services from 1980 to 1982.  She then worked as an attorney for Palmer and Dodge from 1985 to 1992.  She also worked as attorney/Assistant General Counsel for Brigham and Women's Hospital/Partners Healthcare from 1993 to 1996.  She has been an attorney for Sullivan, Weinstein, and McQuay since 1996.<ref name="bios"/>
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Hassan was born in Boston, but grew up Lincoln, Massachusetts. Hassan earned her B.A. from Brown University in 1980.  She went on to receive her J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law in 1985.<ref>[https://www.facebook.com/maggiehassanforgovernor/info ''Maggie Hassan for Governor Facebook Page'', "Info" accessed August 11, 2012]</ref><ref name="bio">[http://www.maggiehassan.com/about/ ''Maggie Hassan for Governor'', "About" accessed August 11, 2012]</ref>
  
 
===Education===
 
===Education===
Hassan earned her BA from Brown University in 1980. She went on to receive her JD from Northeastern University School of Law in 1985.<ref>[https://www.facebook.com/maggiehassanforgovernor/info ''Maggie Hassan for Governor Facebook Page'' "Info" Accessed August 11, 2012]</ref><ref name="bio">[http://www.maggiehassan.com/about/ ''Maggie Hassan for Governor'' "About" Accessed August 11, 2012]</ref>
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*Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School (1976)
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*B.A. - Brown University (1980)
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*J.D. - Northeastern University School of Law (1985)
  
 
==Political experience==
 
==Political experience==
 
===New Hampshire Governor (2013-present)===
 
===New Hampshire Governor (2013-present)===
 
Hassan has served as [[ Governor of New Hampshire]] since January 3, 2013.
 
Hassan has served as [[ Governor of New Hampshire]] since January 3, 2013.
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====Issues====
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=====Medical marijuana=====
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In June 2013, Hassan signed [http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/2013/HB0573.html House Bill 537] to legalize the use of medical marijuana by qualified patients in the state. The nineteenth state to approve such a measure, New Hampshire's version passed by a wide margin in the state [[New Hampshire House of Representatives|house]] and by a voice vote in the [[New Hampshire State Senate|senate]]. People with  "serious health conditions" as defined by the law will be allowed to possess up to two ounces of the drug with a doctor's prescription. Conditions that qualify for a medical marijuana prescription include: cancer, HIV, AIDS, ALS, muscular dystrophy, Crohn’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease, among others. An earlier version of the bill would have allowed patients or their caregivers to grow their own marijuana, but that provision was removed when Hassan threatened to not sign the bill because of it. New Hampshire residents holding proper prescriptions will be able to obtain the medicinal drug from any of the four medical marijuana dispensaries scheduled to open across the state in 2015. The [[New Hampshire State Legislature|legislature]] passed a similar bill previously but it was vetoed by former Gov. [[John H. Lynch]] (D) and the legislature failed their override.<ref>[http://www.concordmonitor.com/news/politics/7067252-95/house-senate-cut-deals-on-voter-id-reform-medical-marijuana-chins-and-more ''concordmonitor.com'', " House, Senate cut deals on voter ID reform, medical marijuana, CHINS and more ," June 21, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://www.sentinelsource.com/news/local/new-hampshire-legislature-passes-medical-marijuana-bill-overwhelming-support-in/article_3915d0b0-44a8-59d1-92d5-e03500a2d21c.html ''sentinelsource.com'', " New Hampshire Legislature passes medical marijuana bill; overwhelming support in region," June 27, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://www.unionleader.com/article/20130627/NEWS06/130629313 ''unionleader.com'', "NH medical marijuana OK’d by legislature," June 26, 2013]</ref>
  
 
===New Hampshire State Senate (2004-2010)===
 
===New Hampshire State Senate (2004-2010)===
Hassan first ran for the [[New Hampshire State Senate]] in 2002, but she was not elected.  She ran for the same office in 2004 and was successful. She continued to serve in that position until 2010.<ref name="facebook">[https://www.facebook.com/maggiehassanforgovernor/info ''Maggie Hassan for Governor'' "Info" Accessed October 10, 2012]</ref> She is the former Assistant Democratic Whip and President Pro Tempore, and Hassan served as the [[New Hampshire State Senate|State Senate]] Majority Leader.  She represented New Hampshire's 23rd district, which includes the towns of East Kingston, Exeter, Kensington, Kingston, Newfields, Newmarket, Newton, Seabrook, South Hampton and Stratham in Rockingham County.
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Hassan first ran for the [[New Hampshire State Senate]] in 2002, but she was not elected.  She ran for the same office in 2004 and was successful. She continued to serve in that position until 2010.<ref name="facebook">[https://www.facebook.com/maggiehassanforgovernor/info ''Maggie Hassan for Governor'', "Info" accessed October 10, 2012]</ref> She is the former Assistant Democratic Whip and President Pro Tempore, and served as the [[New Hampshire State Senate|State Senate]] Majority Leader.  She represented New Hampshire's 23rd District, which includes the towns of East Kingston, Exeter, Kensington, Kingston, Newfields, Newmarket, Newton, Seabrook, South Hampton and Stratham in Rockingham County.
  
===Committee assignments===
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====Committee assignments====
 
While in the [[New Hampshire State Senate]], Hassan served on the following committees:
 
While in the [[New Hampshire State Senate]], Hassan served on the following committees:
 
* [[Capital Budget Committee, New Hampshire State Senate]]
 
* [[Capital Budget Committee, New Hampshire State Senate]]
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=====NH WARN Act=====
 
=====NH WARN Act=====
Senator Hassan sponsored a bill that successfully established New Hampshire's own WARN Act (Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act). <ref>http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/2009/sb0040.html</ref> It requires that companies provide notification to workers in the case of massive layoffs or plant closings. This act was greatly lauded as improving worker protection in the state. <ref>http://www.allbusiness.com/government/government-bodies-offices/11597800-1.html</ref>
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Senator Hassan sponsored a bill that successfully established New Hampshire's own WARN Act (Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act).<ref>http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/2009/sb0040.html</ref> It requires that companies provide notification to workers in the case of massive layoffs or plant closings. This act was greatly lauded as improving worker protection in the state.<ref>http://www.allbusiness.com/government/government-bodies-offices/11597800-1.html</ref>
  
 
=====NH Working=====
 
=====NH Working=====
Senator Hassan was a lead sponsor on a bill that brought into being the NH Working program. <ref>[http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/2010/SB0501.html New Hampshire Legislation, SB0501]</ref> This program is a three-part initiative that helps businesses keep workers on the job, gets unemployed workers back to work, and provides training to aid workers in finding new jobs
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Senator Hassan was a lead sponsor on a bill that brought into being the NH Working program.<ref>[http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/2010/SB0501.html New Hampshire Legislation, SB0501]</ref> This program is a three-part initiative that helps businesses keep workers on the job, gets unemployed workers back to work, and provides training to aid workers in finding new jobs
  
=====Commission on Health Care Cost Containment=====
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=====Commission on Healthcare Cost Containment=====
On February 17, 2010, Hassan introduced SB 505<ref>[http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/2010/SB0505.html SB 505, New Hampshire General Court]</ref>, a bill to establish a state commission on health care cost containment.  The bill was signed into law in July of 2010, and by 2012 the Commission on Health Care Cost Containment will report findings on the impact of federal health care reform, options for implementing a common payment system and ways to encourage the use of incentives to improve quality and efficiency.
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On February 17, 2010, Hassan introduced SB 505<ref>[http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/2010/SB0505.html SB 505, New Hampshire General Court]</ref>, a bill to establish a state commission on health care cost containment.  The bill was signed into law in July of 2010, and by 2012 the Commission on Healthcare Cost Containment reported findings on the impact of federal health care reform, options for implementing a common payment system and ways to encourage the use of incentives to improve quality and efficiency.
  
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==On The Issues Vote Match==
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[[File:s050_030.gif|right|290px|thumb|Maggie Hassan's Vote Match results from ''On The Issues''.]]
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:: ''See also: [[On The Issues Vote Match]]''
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''On The Issues'' conducts a [http://www.ontheissues.org/Quiz/Quiz2012.asp?quiz=Pres2012 VoteMatch] analysis of elected officials based on 20 issue areas. Rather than relying on incumbents to complete the quiz themselves, the VoteMatch analysis is conducted using voting records, statements to the media, debate transcripts or citations from books authored by or about the candidate. Based on the results of the quiz, Hassan is a '''Moderate Liberal Populist.''' Hassan received a score of 54 percent on social issues and 32 percent on economic issues.<ref name="ontheissues"/>
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{{Ontheissues vote quiz|Name=Hassan|Date=2014|Ref=<ref name="ontheissues">[http://Governor.OnTheIssues.org/Maggie_Hassan.htm ''On The Issues'', "Maggie Hassan Vote Match," accessed June 18, 2014]</ref>
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|Abortion= Strongly Favors
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|Hiring= Strongly Favors
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|Marriage= Strongly Favors
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|God= Unknown
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|ObamaCare= Strongly Favors
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|Social Security= Unknown
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|School Choice= Strongly Opposes
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|Taxes= Strongly Opposes
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|Iran= Unknown
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|Energy= Strongly Favors
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|Marijuana= Opposes
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==Elections==
 
==Elections==
 
===2014===
 
===2014===
 
:: ''See also: [[New Hampshire gubernatorial election, 2014]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[New Hampshire gubernatorial election, 2014]]''
  
Hassan is eligible to run for re-election as [[Governor of New Hampshire]] in 2014. She has not yet made her intentions in the race known.
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Hassan {{2014isrunning}} for re-election as [[Governor of New Hampshire]] in 2014.<ref name=sos/>
  
 
===2012===
 
===2012===
 
::''See also: [[New Hampshire gubernatorial election, 2012]]''
 
::''See also: [[New Hampshire gubernatorial election, 2012]]''
  
Hassan won election as [[Governor of New Hampshire]] in the [[New Hampshire gubernatorial election, 2012|2012 elections]].<ref>[http://sos.nh.gov/WorkArea/DownloadAsset.aspx?id=24708 ''New Hampshire Secretary of State,'' "Democratic cumulative filings," retrieved June 11, 2012]</ref> The primary election was held on [[2012 state executive calendar#September|September 11, 2012]] and the general election took place on [[2012 state executive calendar#November|November 6, 2012]]. Hassan defeated [[Jacalyn Cilley]] and [[Bill Kennedy]] in the Democratic primary on September 11, 2012.<ref>[http://nhpr.org/results-nh-governor ''New Hampshire Public Radio'' "New Hampshire Governor" Accessed September 11, 2012]</ref> She defeated [[Republican]] nominee [[Ovide Lamontagne]] and [[Libertarian Party]] candidate [[John J. Babiarz]] in the general election on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://sos.nh.gov/2012ElectionInfo.aspx ''New Hampshire Secretary of State'' "2012 Election Info" Accessed September 13, 2012]</ref><ref name="general">[http://www.wmur.com/news/politics/General-Election-Local-National-Results/-/9857748/16995720/-/n7iedi/-/index.html ''WMUR'' "General Election Results" Accessed November 6, 2012]</ref>
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Hassan won election as [[Governor of New Hampshire]] in the [[New Hampshire gubernatorial election, 2012|2012 elections]].<ref>[http://sos.nh.gov/WorkArea/DownloadAsset.aspx?id=24708 ''New Hampshire Secretary of State,'' "Democratic cumulative filings," accessed June 11, 2012]</ref> The primary election was held on [[2012 state executive calendar#September|September 11, 2012]] and the general election took place on [[2012 state executive calendar#November|November 6, 2012]]. Hassan defeated [[Jacalyn Cilley]] and [[Bill Kennedy]] in the Democratic primary on September 11, 2012.<ref>[http://nhpr.org/results-nh-governor ''New Hampshire Public Radio'', "New Hampshire Governor" accessed September 11, 2012]</ref> She defeated [[Republican]] nominee [[Ovide Lamontagne]] and [[Libertarian Party]] candidate [[John J. Babiarz]] in the general election on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://sos.nh.gov/2012ElectionInfo.aspx ''New Hampshire Secretary of State'', "2012 Election Info" accessed September 13, 2012]</ref><ref name="general">[http://www.wmur.com/news/politics/General-Election-Local-National-Results/-/9857748/16995720/-/n7iedi/-/index.html ''WMUR'' "General Election Results" accessed November 6, 2012]</ref>
  
Hassan became the second woman in state history to lead [[New Hampshire]]. If she had lost to her [[Republican]] challenger, [[Ovide Lamontagne]], it would have been the first time in 17 years that there would not have been a [[Democratic]] female governor in the country.<ref>[http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-09-12/democrats-risk-no-female-governor-first-time-in-17-years.html ''Bloomberg'' "Democrats Risk No Female Governor, First Time in 17 Years" Accessed September 13, 2012]</ref>
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Hassan became the second woman in state history to lead [[New Hampshire]]. If she had lost to her [[Republican]] challenger, [[Ovide Lamontagne]], it would have been the first time in 17 years that there would not have been a [[Democratic]] female governor in the country.<ref>[http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-09-12/democrats-risk-no-female-governor-first-time-in-17-years.html ''Bloomberg'', "Democrats Risk No Female Governor, First Time in 17 Years" accessed September 13, 2012]</ref>
  
 
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:: ''See also: [[New Hampshire State Senate elections, 2010]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[New Hampshire State Senate elections, 2010]]''
  
Hassan ran for re-election to the 23rd district seat in 2010.  She faced no opposition in the September 14 primary but was defeated by [[Russell Prescott]] in the general election which took place on November 2, 2010.
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Hassan ran for re-election to the 23rd District seat in 2010.  She faced no opposition in the September 14 primary but was defeated by [[Russell Prescott]] in the general election which took place on November 2, 2010.
  
 
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===2008===
 
===2008===
  
On November 4, 2008 Margaret Hassan won the election for New Hampshire State Senate, District 23 with 17,212 votes.  
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On November 4, 2008, Margaret Hassan won the election for New Hampshire State Senate, District 23 with 17,212 votes.  
  
 
Hassan raised $124,667 for her campaign.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=108554 2008 ''Follow the Money's report on Margaret's 2008 campaign contributions'']</ref>
 
Hassan raised $124,667 for her campaign.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=108554 2008 ''Follow the Money's report on Margaret's 2008 campaign contributions'']</ref>
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===2008===
 
===2008===
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==Personal==
 
==Personal==
  
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===Awards and Endorsements===
 
===Awards and Endorsements===
 
====2012====
 
====2012====
Hassan received endorsements from:<ref>[http://www.maggiehassan.com/maggie-hassan/endorsements/ ''Maggie Hassan for Governor'' "Endorsements" Accessed August 11, 2012]</ref>
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Hassan received endorsements from:<ref>[http://www.maggiehassan.com/maggie-hassan/endorsements/ ''Maggie Hassan for Governor'', "Endorsements," accessed August 11, 2012]</ref>
 
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*[[Bill Clinton]]<ref>[http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/22/bill-clinton-maggie-hassan_n_1693666.html ''Huffington Post,'' "Bill Clinton to endorse Maggie Hassan in New Hampshire gubernatorial race," July 22, 2012]</ref>
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*[[Bill Clinton]]<ref>[http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/22/bill-clinton-maggie-hassan_n_1693666.html ''Huffington Post'', "Bill Clinton to endorse Maggie Hassan in New Hampshire gubernatorial race," July 22, 2012]</ref>
*National Education Association of New Hampshire <ref>[http://www.unionleader.com/article/20120809/NEWS06/708099906 ''Union Leader'' "NEA endorses Democrat Hassan for NH governor" Accessed August 16, 2012]</ref>
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*National Education Association of New Hampshire<ref>[http://www.unionleader.com/article/20120809/NEWS06/708099906 ''Union Leader'', "NEA endorses Democrat Hassan for NH governor" accessed August 16, 2012]</ref>
 
*EMILY’s List
 
*EMILY’s List
 
*Women’s Campaign Fund
 
*Women’s Campaign Fund
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On February 3, 2010, Hassan was named 2010 Legislator of the Year by the Retail Merchants Association of New Hampshire.  The award is presented each year to the legislator who had done the most to assist New Hampshire retailers to conduct business.<ref>[http://www.seacoastonline.com/articles/20100209-NEWS-2090356 ''Sea Coast Online,'' "Merchants name Hassan Legislator of the Year," February 9, 2010]</ref>
 
On February 3, 2010, Hassan was named 2010 Legislator of the Year by the Retail Merchants Association of New Hampshire.  The award is presented each year to the legislator who had done the most to assist New Hampshire retailers to conduct business.<ref>[http://www.seacoastonline.com/articles/20100209-NEWS-2090356 ''Sea Coast Online,'' "Merchants name Hassan Legislator of the Year," February 9, 2010]</ref>
  
Hassan has also received several endorsements from New Hampshire organizations in the 2010 election: (in alphabetical order) [http://www.aft-nh.org/ American Federation of Teachers (New Hampshire chapter)], [http://www.necarpenters.org/ New England Regional Council of Carpenters], [http://www.nhaflcio.org/ New Hampshire AFL-CIO], [http://www.nhar.org/ New Hampshire REALTORS], [http://www.plannedparenthood.org/index.htm Planned Parenthood], and the [http://action.sierraclub.org/site/PageServer?pagename=NH_GlobalWarming New Hampshire chapter of the Sierra Club]. <ref>http://www.maggiehassan.com/endorsement</ref>
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Hassan also received several endorsements from New Hampshire organizations in the 2010 election: (in alphabetical order) [http://www.aft-nh.org/ American Federation of Teachers (New Hampshire chapter)], [http://www.necarpenters.org/ New England Regional Council of Carpenters], [http://www.nhaflcio.org/ New Hampshire AFL-CIO], [http://www.nhar.org/ New Hampshire REALTORS], [http://www.plannedparenthood.org/index.htm Planned Parenthood], and the [http://action.sierraclub.org/site/PageServer?pagename=NH_GlobalWarming New Hampshire chapter of the Sierra Club].<ref>http://www.maggiehassan.com/endorsement</ref>
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==Personal==
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Hassan lives in Exeter, New Hamsphire. She and her husband, Tom, have two children, both adult-aged. Their son has cerebral palsy.<ref>[http://projects.wsj.com/campaign2012/candidates/view/maggie-hassan--NH-G ''The Wall Street Journal,'' "Election 2012: Maggie Hassan," accessed September 11, 2013]</ref>
  
 
==Recent news==
 
==Recent news==
 
This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term "'''Margaret + Hassan + New + Hampshire + Governor'''"
 
This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term "'''Margaret + Hassan + New + Hampshire + Governor'''"
 
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==See also==
 
==See also==
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==External links==
 
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Maggie Hassan
Maggie Hassan.jpg
Governor of New Hampshire
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2013 - Present
Term ends
2015
Years in position 1
PartyDemocratic
PredecessorJohn Lynch (D)
Compensation
Base salary$113,834
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$2,376,074
Term limitsNone
Prior offices
New Hampshire State Senate District 23
2004 - 2010
Education
High schoolLincoln-Sudbury Regional High School (1976)
Bachelor'sBrown University (1980)
J.D.Northeastern University School of Law (1985)
Personal
BirthdayFebruary 27, 1958
Place of birthBoston, Massachusetts
ProfessionAttorney
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Margaret "Maggie" Hassan (b. February 27, 1958, in Boston, Massachusetts) is the 81st and current Governor of New Hampshire. A Democrat, Hassan easily defeated Ovide Lamontagne (R) and John J. Babiarz (L) on November 6, 2012 to take the seat.[1][2]

Hassan became the second woman in state history elected to lead New Hampshire. If she had lost it would have been the first time in 17 years that there would not have been a Democratic female governor in the country.[3]

As New Hampshire governors only serve a two-year term, Hassan is running for re-election in 2014.[4]

Hassan previously served in the New Hampshire State Senate, representing district 23 from 2004 to 2010. During her time in office, she served as Majority Leader, president pro tempore, and assistant Democratic whip.[5]

Biography

In the past, Hassan has been involved in representing school systems in special education matters, because she brings the unique perspective of a parent whose son went through the public school system and has severe disabilities. This was a motivating factor for her becoming involved in public service. Her involvement grew when then-Governor Jeanne Shaheen asked her to serve as an advocate on the Advisory Committee to the Adequacy in Education and Finance Commission.[6]

Before entering public service, Hassan was Information Officer for the Massachusetts Department of Social Services from 1980 to 1982. She then worked as an attorney for Palmer and Dodge from 1985 to 1992. She also worked as attorney/Assistant General Counsel for Brigham and Women's Hospital/Partners Healthcare from 1993 to 1996. She has been an attorney for Sullivan, Weinstein, and McQuay since 1996.[5]

Hassan was born in Boston, but grew up Lincoln, Massachusetts. Hassan earned her B.A. from Brown University in 1980. She went on to receive her J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law in 1985.[7][8]

Education

  • Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School (1976)
  • B.A. - Brown University (1980)
  • J.D. - Northeastern University School of Law (1985)

Political experience

New Hampshire Governor (2013-present)

Hassan has served as Governor of New Hampshire since January 3, 2013.

Issues

Medical marijuana

In June 2013, Hassan signed House Bill 537 to legalize the use of medical marijuana by qualified patients in the state. The nineteenth state to approve such a measure, New Hampshire's version passed by a wide margin in the state house and by a voice vote in the senate. People with "serious health conditions" as defined by the law will be allowed to possess up to two ounces of the drug with a doctor's prescription. Conditions that qualify for a medical marijuana prescription include: cancer, HIV, AIDS, ALS, muscular dystrophy, Crohn’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease, among others. An earlier version of the bill would have allowed patients or their caregivers to grow their own marijuana, but that provision was removed when Hassan threatened to not sign the bill because of it. New Hampshire residents holding proper prescriptions will be able to obtain the medicinal drug from any of the four medical marijuana dispensaries scheduled to open across the state in 2015. The legislature passed a similar bill previously but it was vetoed by former Gov. John H. Lynch (D) and the legislature failed their override.[9][10][11]

New Hampshire State Senate (2004-2010)

Hassan first ran for the New Hampshire State Senate in 2002, but she was not elected. She ran for the same office in 2004 and was successful. She continued to serve in that position until 2010.[12] She is the former Assistant Democratic Whip and President Pro Tempore, and served as the State Senate Majority Leader. She represented New Hampshire's 23rd District, which includes the towns of East Kingston, Exeter, Kensington, Kingston, Newfields, Newmarket, Newton, Seabrook, South Hampton and Stratham in Rockingham County.

Committee assignments

While in the New Hampshire State Senate, Hassan served on the following committees:

Legislation

NH WARN Act

Senator Hassan sponsored a bill that successfully established New Hampshire's own WARN Act (Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act).[13] It requires that companies provide notification to workers in the case of massive layoffs or plant closings. This act was greatly lauded as improving worker protection in the state.[14]

NH Working

Senator Hassan was a lead sponsor on a bill that brought into being the NH Working program.[15] This program is a three-part initiative that helps businesses keep workers on the job, gets unemployed workers back to work, and provides training to aid workers in finding new jobs

Commission on Healthcare Cost Containment

On February 17, 2010, Hassan introduced SB 505[16], a bill to establish a state commission on health care cost containment. The bill was signed into law in July of 2010, and by 2012 the Commission on Healthcare Cost Containment reported findings on the impact of federal health care reform, options for implementing a common payment system and ways to encourage the use of incentives to improve quality and efficiency.

On The Issues Vote Match

Maggie Hassan's Vote Match results from On The Issues.
See also: On The Issues Vote Match

On The Issues conducts a VoteMatch analysis of elected officials based on 20 issue areas. Rather than relying on incumbents to complete the quiz themselves, the VoteMatch analysis is conducted using voting records, statements to the media, debate transcripts or citations from books authored by or about the candidate. Based on the results of the quiz, Hassan is a Moderate Liberal Populist. Hassan received a score of 54 percent on social issues and 32 percent on economic issues.[17]

On The Issues organization logo.

The table below contains the results of analysis compiled by staff at On The Issues.

On The Issues Vote Quiz[18]
Economic Issues Social Issues
Issue Stance Issue Stance
Legally require hiring women & minorities Strongly Favors Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right Strongly Favors
Expand ObamaCare Strongly Favors Comfortable with same-sex marriage Strongly Favors
Vouchers for school choice Strongly Opposes Keep God in the public sphere Unknown
Absolute right to gun ownership Opposes Human needs over animal rights Favors
Higher taxes on the wealthy Strongly Opposes Stricter punishment reduces crime Favors
Support & expand free trade Favors Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens Unknown
Stricter limits on political campaign funds Unknown Maintain US sovereignty from UN Unknown
Prioritize green energy Strongly Favors Expand the military Favors
Stimulus better than market-led recovery Strongly Opposes Stay out of Iran Unknown
Privatize Social Security Unknown Never legalize marijuana Opposes
Note: Information last updated: 2014.[17]

Elections

2014

See also: New Hampshire gubernatorial election, 2014

Hassan is running for re-election as Governor of New Hampshire in 2014.[4]

2012

See also: New Hampshire gubernatorial election, 2012

Hassan won election as Governor of New Hampshire in the 2012 elections.[19] The primary election was held on September 11, 2012 and the general election took place on November 6, 2012. Hassan defeated Jacalyn Cilley and Bill Kennedy in the Democratic primary on September 11, 2012.[20] She defeated Republican nominee Ovide Lamontagne and Libertarian Party candidate John J. Babiarz in the general election on November 6, 2012.[21][1]

Hassan became the second woman in state history to lead New Hampshire. If she had lost to her Republican challenger, Ovide Lamontagne, it would have been the first time in 17 years that there would not have been a Democratic female governor in the country.[22]

Governor of New Hampshire General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMaggie Hassan 54.7% 378,934
     Republican Ovide Lamontagne 42.6% 295,026
     Libertarian John J. Babiarz 2.8% 19,251
Total Votes 693,211
Election Results via New Hampshire Secretary of State.


2010

See also: New Hampshire State Senate elections, 2010

Hassan ran for re-election to the 23rd District seat in 2010. She faced no opposition in the September 14 primary but was defeated by Russell Prescott in the general election which took place on November 2, 2010.

New Hampshire State Senate, District 23 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Russell Prescott (R) 11,001
Margaret Hassan (D) 9,606

2008

On November 4, 2008, Margaret Hassan won the election for New Hampshire State Senate, District 23 with 17,212 votes.

Hassan raised $124,667 for her campaign.[23]

New Hampshire State Senate, District 23 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Margaret Hassan (D) 17,212
Quandt (R) 12,877
Others 13

Polls

2012

General election candidates

Governor of New Hampshire: Hassan vs. Lamontagne
Poll Maggie Hassan Ovide LamontagneOther/undecidedJohn BabiarzMargin of ErrorSample Size
WMUR Granite State Poll
April 9-20, 2012
34%29%37%0%+/-4.2538
Public Policy Polling
May 10-13, 2012
39%40%21%0%+/-2.01,163
WMUR Granite State Poll
August 1-12, 2012
31%33%36%0%+/-4.1581
Public Policy Polling
August 9-12, 2012
45%43%12%0%+/-3.01,055
American Research Group
September 15-17, 2012
46%47%5%2%+/-4.2558
Rasmussen Reports
September 18, 2012
44%48%9%0%+/-4.5500
WMUR Granite State Poll
September 27-30, 2012
38%36%25%2%+/-3.9638
Rasmussen Reports
October 9, 2012
48%46%6%0%+/-4.5500
Suffolk University Political Research Center
October 12-14, 2012
41%38%16%4%+/-4.4500
AVERAGES 40.67% 40% 18.56% 0.89% +/-3.87 670.33
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Hassan is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Hassan raised a total of $2,376,074 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 22, 2013.[24]

Maggie Hassan's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Governor of New Hampshire Won $1,881,621
2010 NH State Senate Defeated $126,781
2008 NH State Senate Won $124,667
2006 NH State Senate Won $119,730
2004 NH State Senate Won $73,758
2002 NH State Senate Defeated $49,517
Grand Total Raised $2,376,074

2012

Hassan won election to the position of Governor of New Hampshire in 2012. During that election cycle, Hassan raised a total of $1,881,621.

2008

Listed below are the five largest contributors to Margaret Hassan's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
Barbara R. Carpenter $5,500
Harlow Carpenter $4,500
John E. Zucotti $4,000
Beth Goldberg Nash $3,300
Waste Management $2,500

Personal

Hassan and her husband, Tom, have two children.

Awards and Endorsements

2012

Hassan received endorsements from:[25]

2010

On February 3, 2010, Hassan was named 2010 Legislator of the Year by the Retail Merchants Association of New Hampshire. The award is presented each year to the legislator who had done the most to assist New Hampshire retailers to conduct business.[28]

Hassan also received several endorsements from New Hampshire organizations in the 2010 election: (in alphabetical order) American Federation of Teachers (New Hampshire chapter), New England Regional Council of Carpenters, New Hampshire AFL-CIO, New Hampshire REALTORS, Planned Parenthood, and the New Hampshire chapter of the Sierra Club.[29]

Personal

Hassan lives in Exeter, New Hamsphire. She and her husband, Tom, have two children, both adult-aged. Their son has cerebral palsy.[30]

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 WMUR "General Election Results" accessed November 6, 2012
  2. New Hampshire Governor, " About Governor Hassan," accessed August 9, 2013
  3. Bloomberg, "Democrats Risk No Female Governor, First Time in 17 Years" accessed September 13, 2012
  4. 4.0 4.1 New Hampshire Secretary of State, "2014 Filing Period," accessed June 14, 2014
  5. 5.0 5.1 Maggie Hassan, "About" accessed October 12, 2012
  6. Maggie Hassan, "Biography" accessed 2012
  7. Maggie Hassan for Governor Facebook Page, "Info" accessed August 11, 2012
  8. Maggie Hassan for Governor, "About" accessed August 11, 2012
  9. concordmonitor.com, " House, Senate cut deals on voter ID reform, medical marijuana, CHINS and more ," June 21, 2013
  10. sentinelsource.com, " New Hampshire Legislature passes medical marijuana bill; overwhelming support in region," June 27, 2013
  11. unionleader.com, "NH medical marijuana OK’d by legislature," June 26, 2013
  12. Maggie Hassan for Governor, "Info" accessed October 10, 2012
  13. http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/2009/sb0040.html
  14. http://www.allbusiness.com/government/government-bodies-offices/11597800-1.html
  15. New Hampshire Legislation, SB0501
  16. SB 505, New Hampshire General Court
  17. 17.0 17.1 On The Issues, "Maggie Hassan Vote Match," accessed June 18, 2014
  18. The questions in the quiz are broken down into two sections -- social and economic. In social questions, liberals and libertarians agree in choosing the less-government answers, while conservatives and populists agree in choosing the more-restrictive answers. For the economic questions, conservatives and libertarians agree in choosing the less-government answers, while liberals and populists agree in choosing the more-restrictive answers.
  19. New Hampshire Secretary of State, "Democratic cumulative filings," accessed June 11, 2012
  20. New Hampshire Public Radio, "New Hampshire Governor" accessed September 11, 2012
  21. New Hampshire Secretary of State, "2012 Election Info" accessed September 13, 2012
  22. Bloomberg, "Democrats Risk No Female Governor, First Time in 17 Years" accessed September 13, 2012
  23. 2008 Follow the Money's report on Margaret's 2008 campaign contributions
  24. Follow the Money, "Career fundraising for Margaret Hassan," accessed May 22, 2013
  25. Maggie Hassan for Governor, "Endorsements," accessed August 11, 2012
  26. Huffington Post, "Bill Clinton to endorse Maggie Hassan in New Hampshire gubernatorial race," July 22, 2012
  27. Union Leader, "NEA endorses Democrat Hassan for NH governor" accessed August 16, 2012
  28. Sea Coast Online, "Merchants name Hassan Legislator of the Year," February 9, 2010
  29. http://www.maggiehassan.com/endorsement
  30. The Wall Street Journal, "Election 2012: Maggie Hassan," accessed September 11, 2013
Political offices
Preceded by
John Lynch (D)
New Hampshire Governor
2013-present
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New Hampshire State Senate District 23
2004–2010
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Russell Prescott (R)