Below is a list of winners and losers from the 2012 NH Gubernatorial Election, as well as outgoing Gov. John Lynch. To find more about each candidate, please click on the links below.


Outgoing Governor:


Governor John Lynch

Gov. John Lynch

Experience: Governor 2005 - present
Residence: Hopkinton
Family: Married, 3 children
Education: UNH, MBA Harvard Business School, JD Georgetown University
Official site:




Maggie Hassan (won 2012 election)

Experience: Former NH Senate Majority Leader
Family: Married, 2 children
Education: Brown University; JD, Northeastern Law School
Official site:



Other Candidates from 2012 Gubernatorial Election:

Ovide Lamontagne (lost 2012 election) 
Experience: 2010 US Senate candidate, lawyer
Family: Married, 2 children
Education: Catholic University of America; JD, University of Wyoming College of Law
Official site:

John Babiarz (lost 2012 election)
Experience: USAF veteran, former NH gubernatorial candidate, former Chair of NH Libertarian Party
Family: Married
Education: HS Diploma, Firefighter and EMT training
Official site:


Peter Cordatos (lost 2012 election)
Experience: Former NH gubernatorial candidate (1994)
Official site: 

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Gubernatorial News

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Dec. 15, 2014
Concord Monitor: Governor to discuss financial exploitation law

Dec. 14, 2014
Seacoast Online: New Doble Center dedicated as Army Reserve facility to train servicemembers

Dec. 5, 2014
Union Leader: - Governor urges negotiators to find FairPoint resolution

Dec. 3, 2014
Union Leader: Hassan files another nominee for SEC
Concord Monitor: Hassan to nominate third public member to Site Evaluation Committee
Conway Daily Sun: Governor Hassan cuts 'first' tree of the season for donation to local Navy family

Dec. 2, 2014
NHPR: Gov. Hassan, PSNH thank Hydro Quebec workers for help
Citizen of Laconia: Governor praises state for its compassion toward others
Concord Monitor: Hassan bids adieu to Canadian utility crews that helped restore power after Thanksgiving storm
Concord Monitor: Hassan announces job training grants

Dec. 1, 2014
WMUR: Hassan launches season for NH Christmas tree farms

Nov. 29, 2014
WMUR: Governor urges residents to stay safe as power outages continue

Nov. 28, 2014
NHPR: Hassan: Granite Staters should prepare for 'days-long' outages

Nov. 25, 2014
NHPR: Hassan orders $18 million in budget cuts
Seacoast Online: Gov. Hassan asks agencies for $18M in budget cuts
WMUR: Hassan issues executive order to cut budgets
Concord Monitor: $18 million in NH budget cuts a ‘first step;’ more reductions to come

Nov. 24, 2014
Foster's Daily Democrat: Hassan to present budget reductions

Nov. 17, 2014
Seacoast Online: Agencies present requests for next budget

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