Maggie is working to solve problems the New Hampshire way – reaching across party lines to help hard-working Granite Staters succeed in our changing economy so that everyone has the opportunity to get ahead and stay ahead. Washington has given in to corporate special interests that rig the system for themselves and against the middle class, and 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 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. She has passed two 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 among the lowest in the nation.
She froze 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 fifty thousand hard-working Granite Staters and worked across party lines to begin fixing our highways, roads and bridges.
Maggie will bring her bipartisan approach, common sense and commitment to problem solving to the United States Senate to take on corporate special interests and get results for hard-working New Hampshire 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 (28) and Meg (23). They live in Newfields along with the family dog, Honey Mae.