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 in the United States Senate fighting to ensure that Washington does better for all of New Hampshire’s families and small businesses.
Senator Maggie Hassan is committed to reaching across party lines to solve problems, expand opportunity for all hard-working families and small businesses, and keep New Hampshire and American safe, secure, and free.
In 2016, Senator Hassan was elected to represent New Hampshire in the United States Senate. She joins Senator Jeanne Shaheen as the only two women in American history to be elected as both Governor and Senator.
In the United States Senate, Senator Hassan is continuing her fight to combat the heroin, fentanyl, and opioid crisis, support innovative businesses, and protect a woman’s right to make her own health care decisions and control her own destiny. She is also focused on combating climate change, protecting Medicare and Social Security, and keeping Americans safe at home and abroad.
Senator Hassan is dedicated to working with members of both parties to get results, and she will stand up to those seeking to roll back progress or violate the fundamental rights of Americans.
Senator Hassan got her start in 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.
Serving for three terms in the New Hampshire State Senate and as the 81st Governor of New Hampshire, she has continued to fight to ensure that all Granite Staters have the same opportunity that Ben did.
During her two terms as Governor, she fought to build a stronger, more innovative New Hampshire where education and small businesses drive job creation. She balanced the state budget without an income or sales tax, implemented a comprehensive plan to combat the heroin, fentanyl and opioid crisis, and froze in-state tuition at state universities for the first time in 25 years while lowering tuition at community colleges. As a result of her work to create a business friendly environment throughout her tenure, New Hampshire’s unemployment rate was among the lowest in the nation, and the state was listed as the top state for business friendliness by CNBC.
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 serves as the President of School Year Abroad, are the proud parents of two children, Ben (29) and Meg (24).