Maggie Hassan was drawn to public service as an advocate fighting to ensure that children like her son Ben, who experiences severe disabilities, would be fully included in their communities and have the same opportunities that all parents want for their children.
She has continued working to ensure that all Granite Staters have the same opportunity that Ben did, serving for three terms in the New Hampshire State Senate and now as the 81st Governor of New Hampshire.
As Governor, Maggie Hassan has worked to bring together Republicans, Democrats, and independents to build a stronger, more innovative New Hampshire where education and small businesses drive job creation.
Maggie has passed two fiscally responsible, bipartisan budgets that protect New Hampshire’s priorities, without a sales or income tax. She cut taxes for research and development and small businesses, while maintaining fiscal responsibility, and created a business-friendly environment that has New Hampshire’s unemployment rate at the lowest level since 2008.
She successfully fought to freeze tuition at state universities for the first time in 25 years and lowered tuition at community colleges. She passed a bipartisan bill extending health coverage to over forty thousand hard-working Granite Staters and worked across party lines to begin fixing our highways, roads and bridges.
A determined advocate for New Hampshire families, Maggie believes we need a response from Washington that meets the progress we’re making here in the Granite State. Washington has given in to powerful special interests and lobbyists who rig the system for themselves and against the middle-class, and now Maggie is running for United States Senate to fight to ensure that Washington does better for all of New Hampshire’s families and small businesses.
Maggie Hassan earned her B.A. from Brown University and her J.D. from the Northeastern School of Law. She and her husband, Tom, who previously served as the principal of Phillips Exeter Academy, are the proud parents of two children, Ben (27) and Meg (22). They live in Newfields along with the family dog, Honey Mae.