Jan 8, 2015 11:58 AM

Kevin Landrigan: All about NH Gov. Maggie Hassan


Maggie Hassan

Age: 56 (turns 57 Feb. 27)
Hometown: Exeter
Salary: $121,896

  • Won second, two-year term
  • One of only 2 states with 2-yr term (Vermont other)
  • One of only 6 states without line-item veto
  • One of only 2 states with Executive Council (Massachusetts)
  • Supreme Executive of State (Commander-National Guard)
  • $1.5 million annual office budget (about 20 on staff)
  • Vice Chairman Democratic Governors Assn.
  • Only female Democratic governor re-elected in November
  • Second elected woman governor of New Hampshire
    • There was a third female governor, Vesta Roy, Senate President, became acting governor in December 1982 when Democratic Gov. Hugh Gallen died a month after losing re-election to John E. Sununu. Roy served for a month until Sununu was sworn in.


  • Governor's husband, Tom, 14th principal Phillips Exeter
  • His term ends at school year
  • Family living in campus housing, looking for private home

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