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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Jan. 29, 2015
Seacoast Online: Gov. Hassan declares state of emergency over in NH
Concord Monitor: Government efficiency report released

Jan. 28, 2015

NHPR: Should NH's governor serve a four-year term?

Jan. 27, 2015
NHPR: Utilities prepare, Hassan declares state of emergency as snowstorm approaches
WMUR: Hassan declares state of emergency as blizzard looms
Keene Sentinel: Hassan declares state of emergency, tells NH residents to stay home

Jan. 22, 2015
Foster's Daily Democrat: After deficit warning, Hassan predicts $1M budget surplus

Jan. 21, 2015
Concord Monitor: Lowering state businesses taxes supported by GOP; Hassan says bills would create hole in budget

Jan. 17, 2015
WMUR: Gov. Hassan hosting North Country inaugural ball in Bretton Woods

Jan. 16, 2015
NHPR: Cops permitted easier access to life-saving overdose drug
NHPR: STEM in NH schools: How to follow through on task force report
Seacoast Online: New rules would let police treat heroin overdoses
Concord Monitor: New rules would allow police to be trained to carry and use anti-overdose drug
Eagle-Tribune: Hassan proposed naloxone training for police

Jan. 15, 2015
NHPR: NH budget facing $30 million shortfall
Concord Monitor: State needs to patch $30 million hole in the budget

Jan. 14, 2015
Seacoast Online: Report: NH needs better science, math education 
Union Leader: Report released on increasing student numbers in STEM fields
WMUR: State report highlights importance of STEM education
Citizen of Laconia: State pushes STEM
Concord Monitor: Governor’s STEM Task Force announces final report, recommendations

Jan. 13, 2015
NHPR: Hassan appoints county administrator to lead new substance abuse health initiative

Jan. 12, 2015
Foster's Daily Democrat: Hassan names Wozmak as drug abuse, mental health director

Jan. 11, 2015
Concord Monitor: Despite claims of transparency, Gov. Hassan refuses to release proposals to make state government more efficient
Concord Monitor: In inauguration and other major speeches, Hassan relies on familiar script

Jan. 10, 2015
Concord Monitor: Utility giant among top sponsors of Hassan’s inaugural ball

Jan. 9, 2015
NHPR:  Governor Hassan inaugurated for second term
NHPR: State House open house features made in New Hampshire goods
Seacoast Online: Gov. Hassan says rail, energy, minimum wage are priorities
Union Leader: Hassan's priorities concern GOP
Union Leader: Gov. Hassan, in inaugural speech, urges creativity and new approaches to address problems
WMUR: Hassan's push for commuter rail draws support, skepticism
WMUR: Governor calls for bipartisan action to help economy
Concord Monitor: Hassan focuses on commuter rail, minimum wage and low education costs in inaugural address
Concord Monitor: After inauguration, governor welcomes visitors to State House reception
Nashua Telegraph: Hassan pushes for strong economic growth during inaugural speech
Nashua Telegraph: Nashua student recognized by Hassan during inauguration

Jan. 8, 2015
WMUR: Food bank student chefs cooking for governor’s inauguration party
Concord Monitor: Gov. Hassan faces second term with a challenging political landscape
Foster's Daily Democrat: Gov. Hassan to be inaugurated for 2nd term
NH1: NH Gov. Maggie Hassan optimistic in inaugural eve interview with NH1

Jan. 7, 2015
NHPR: Hassan's inaugural donors list will be made available, Bradley calls for mandatory disclosure
Union Leader: Hassan proposes business tax amnesty to help balance budget
WMUR: Hassan set to outline budget plan
Concord Monitor: Hassan orders budget reductions, tax amnesty program

Jan. 6, 2015
NHPR: Hassan faces news political landscape, NH House remains unsettled
Concord Monitor: Sweeney to work part time in Department of Safety; Hassan seeking new person for post

Jan. 4, 2015
Union Leader: 'Celebrating New Hampshire' to be inaugural theme
Eagle-Tribune: Hassan inauguration highlights Food Bank program

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