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
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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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Sept. 3, 2015
Concord Monitor: Hassan calls on NH Board of Medicine to institute tougher standards for prescribing opioids

Sept. 2, 2015
Eagle-Tribune: Governors urge FDA to toughen opioid labels

Sept. 1, 2015
NHPR: Hassan to celebrate start of apple season in Londonderry

Aug. 31, 2015
Eagle-Tribune: NH struggles to expand beds for treatment programs

Aug. 29, 2015
NH1: Private partnerships may be key to making NH commuter rail a reality

Aug. 28, 2015
WMUR: New poll finds Hassan leading Sununu, Bradley in potential matchups
Concord Monitor: PolititFact NH: Americans for Prosperity calls Gov. Maggie Hassan’s budget proposal a tax
Nashua Telegraph: Hassan signs transit bills into law

Aug. 25, 2015
Foster's Daily Democrat: Governor leads substance abuse roundtable in Somersworth
NH1: Ex-NH governor John H. Sununu recovering from quadruple heart bypass surgery

Aug. 23, 2015
Concord Monitor: Capital Beat: The Maggie Hassan question mark lingers
Eagle-Tribune: Hassan, GOP lawmakers still at budget impasse
NH1: NH Political Report: Private talks on state budget fail to yield to public support

Aug. 21, 2015
NHPR: Hassan names transportation commissioner nominee
NHPR: Budget stalemate drags on after Hassan plan GOP counter proposal
Nashua Telegraph: Hassan nominates Nashua woman for transportation post

Aug. 20, 2015
Union Leader: State budget negotiations stall
Concord Monitor: GOP lawmakers offer compromise on state employee pay increase, remain firm on business tax cuts

Aug,. 19, 2015
NHPR: Unlicensed substance abuse programs scramble to comply with regulations

Aug. 18, 2015
Foster's Daily Democrat: Gov. Hassan calls White House drug initiative good first step
Nashua Telegraph: Hassan pushed on pipeline stand
Concord Monitor: Hassan, Shaheen praise White House heroin initiative

Aug. 15, 2015
Union Leader: Gov. Hassan urges feds to seek alternative route for gas pipeline
NHPR: Sununu, Hassan Continue To Spar Over Rejected Planned Parenthood Contract

Aug. 13, 2014
Seacoast Online: Gov. Hassan calls for review of treatment regulations
Conway Daily Sun: Effingham's Camp Invention attracts governor

Aug. 12, 2015
Concord Monitor: Hassan signs three bills aimed at helping victims of crime

Aug. 11, 2015
NH1: Governor speaks out about cuts to Planned Parenthood

Aug. 9, 2015
NH1: Statue, plaza planned for former Gov. John Gilbert Winant

Aug. 8, 2015
Concord Monitor: Hassan tours Sununu Youth Services Center amid budget conversation about how to reduce costs

Aug. 7, 2015
WMUR: Conservative group launches $1 million TV ad buy to criticize Hassan on budget veto
NH1: Gov. Hassan denies Manchester's request for heroin state of emergency

Aug. 6, 2015
Union Leader: Governor says no to mayor's request to declare heroin emergency
Concord Monitor: Hassan tells Manchester mayor: Federal funds can’t be used for drug court in city

Aug. 4, 2015
Nashua Telegraph: Cancer cost bill signed into law
NHPR: Hassan and Shaheen Push for Increase in Substance Abuse Funding
WMUR: Hassan, Shaheen, judges, police gather to discuss heroin issue in NH

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