United States Senator
The only woman in U.S. history to be elected both a Governor and a United States Senator, Jeanne Shaheen has been committed to serving the citizens of New Hampshire for decades and is known for her common-sense leadership, hard work and dedication to improving the lives of the middle class. She has served in the United States Senate since 2009 and is a member of the Senate Committees on Appropriations, Armed Services, Foreign Relations, and Small Business and Entrepreneurship.
Jeanne Shaheen was elected as the 78th Governor of New Hampshire in 1996. She was re-elected in 1998 and in 2000. When she was elected Governor in 1996 she was the first woman to have ever been elected as Governor of the State of New Hampshire.
Senator Shaheen was reelected as New Hampshire’s United States Senator on November 4th, 2014. She is the first Democratic United States Senator to be re-elected since 1972.
Senator Shaheen and her husband Billy live in Madbury.
United States Senator
Maggie Hassan began her career in public service in 1999 when Governor Jeanne Shaheen asked her to serve as an advocate on the Advisory Committee to the Adequacy in Education and Finance Commission. Her experience as an attorney along with her role as the parent of two children, one of whom has severe disabilities, enabled her to provide a unique perspective as the commission did its work.
In 2004, Maggie was first elected to the New Hampshire Senate, winning one of the most competitive districts in the state. During her six years in office, she was selected by her colleagues to serve as both President Pro Tempore and Majority Leader of the State Senate.
Maggie Hassan was first elected to be the 81st Governor of New Hampshire on November 6th, 2012.
Governor Hassan was re-elected on November 4th, 2014.
On November 8th, 2016, Governor Hassan was elected to serve as the next United States Senator from New Hampshire. She was sworn in as New Hampshire’s junior Senator on Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017.
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter was first elected to the U.S. House representing the 1st Congressional District in 2006. She was re-elected in 2008, was elected in 2012 and elected in 2016. Congresswoman Shea-Porter is the 1st woman in New Hampshire history to be elected to federal office.
Ann McLane Kuster
Congresswoman Ann McLane Kuster was elected to represent the 2nd Congressional District on November 6th, 2012. She will be the first woman to have ever been elected to represent that district in Congress. Congresswoman Kuster was sworn into the 113th Congress on January 3rd, 2013.
On November 4th, 2014 Congresswoman Kuster was re-elected by the voters of the 2nd Congressional District.
Councilor Christopher Pappas was elected on November 6th, 2012 to represent that 4th District which includes Manchester. A Manchester native, Councilor Pappas has served as a State Representative and as Hillsborough County Treasurer. Councilor Pappas graduated from Manchester’s Central High School and from Harvard University. Councilor Pappas is co-owner of his family’s restaurant in Manchester, the Puritan Backroom. Councilor Pappas was re-elected on November 4th, 2014 and again on November 8th, 2016.
Senate Democratic Leader
House Democratic Leader