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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May 28, 2015
WMUR: WMUR poll: Dead heat for Ayotte, Hassan in possible 2016 U.S. Senate matchup

May 27, 2015
NH1: Pro-gun group releases new poll seeking to lobby Gov. Hassan
WMUR: WMUR poll: If Hassan moves on, Chris Sununu early favorite to succeed her
Eagle-Tribune: Hassan, top officials promote need to protect seniors

May 21, 2015
NHPR: Gov. Hassan: Universal full-day kindergarten 'important next step' for NH kids
NHPR: Gov. Hassan doubts Guinta can still effectively represent NH residents
NHPR: Gov. Hassan signs off on Balsam's redevelopment bill
WMUR: Governor signs bill enabling Balsams resort redevelopment

May 20, 2015
NH1: Home health care providers protest Hassan-led payments to nursing homes

May 12, 2015
Conway Daily Sun: Hassan: Lakeview must hew to consultant's recommendations
Eagle-Tribune: Hassan presses for more winter disaster aid
Foster's Daily Democrat: Gov. Hassan seen as key part of Dems' U.S. Senate strategy

May 10, 2015
Eagle-Tribune: Hassan's trade trip to Turkey still drawing heat
NHPR: Governor encourages Keene State graduates to stay and work in NH

May 9, 2015
WMUR: Hassan vetoes anti-Common Core bill
NH1: Governor, key lawmakers get birds-eye view of neonatal ICU unit
Seacoast Online: Ayotte advocates for upgrades to shipyard barracks
Union Leader: Gov. Hassan vetoes bill prohibiting Common Core

May 8, 2015
WMUR: Hassan to sign bill enabling Balsams plan after Senate approval
Concord Monitor: Law prohibits employers from paying subminimum wages to people with disabilities
NHPR: NH bans lower-than-minimum wages for workers with disabilities

May 5, 2015
Keene Sentinel: Gov. Hassan coming to Keene Tuesday

May 4, 2015
NH1: Gov. Hassan announces $60K in job training grants

May 3, 2015
Foster's Daily Democrat: Hassan out-of-state for fundraising events

May 2, 2015
WMUR: Bobcats will be official state wildcat with governor's pen

May 1, 2015
Seacoast Online: Gov. Hassan pushes to fund taking care of roads

April 30, 2015
Union Leader: House passes concealed weapons bill; Gov. Hassan says she'll veto
Concord Monitor: House handily approves ‘constitutional carry’ bill, Hassan takes aim
NH1: Hassan to make sure NH concealed gun permits aren't going anywhere

April 29, 2015
Seacoast Online: Hassan defends budget at Portsmouth chamber meeting

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