In Washington

Introducing the nation’s FIRST all Democratic female state delegation to Washington.  

[ Click on their links to visit their respective official web pages ]

Jeanne Shaheen US Senator

Jeanne Shaheen
US Senate

Jeanne Shaheen is in her 2nd term as one of New Hampshire’s two U.S. Senators.  Senator Shaheen is the first female U.S. Senator in New Hampshire’s history, the first woman to be elected Governor of New Hampshire and is the first woman in U.S. history to be elected as both a Governor and a U.S. Senator. 

Contact Senator Shaheen here.

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New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan's Official Page


Margaret “Maggie” Hassan just completed her 2nd term as New Hampshire’s 81st Governor.  Maggie will be joining Senator Shaheen in the US Senate in January 2017.  Previously, she was elected to the New Hampshire Senate in 2004. Maggie was elected to a total of three two-year terms, representing New Hampshire’s 23rd district from January 2005 to December 2010. Hassan became the Minority Leader in the State Senate in 2008 before losing reelection 2010.  Maggie was elected Vice Chair of the Democratic Governors Association in December 2013.

Contact Senator-elect Hassan here.

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Ann Kuster US House of Representatives NH Second District

Ann McLane Kuster
US House of Representatives
NH Second District

Ann “Annie” McLane Kuster  will be starting her 3rd term in January 2017 as your U.S. Representative for New Hampshire’s 2nd congressional district. An attorney, public advocate, and nonprofit consultant, she was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2012.

Contact Congresswoman Kuster here.

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Carol Shea-Porter will be returning to the US House of Representatives in January 2017 for her 4th term representing New Hampshire’s 1st congressional district.  She had previously served in this capacity in 2007 – 2011 and 2013 – 2015.  Prior to becoming involved in politics, Carol was a social worker and community college instructor.  After returning to New Hampshire, she was involved in both the Wesley Clark and John Kerry presidential campaigns.  

Contact Congresswoman-elect Shea-Porter here.

Trivia answer from “Your NH Democrats” – Harold Stassen and Lyndon LaRouche have appeared on six primary ballots each.  Stassen, the former Governor of Minnesota and perennial candidate for president appeared on the Republican ballot in 1952, 1964, 1968, 1984, 1988 and 1992.  LaRouche appeared on Democratic primary ballots in 1980, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000 and 2004.  Comedian Pat Paulsen appeared on the Republican ballots in 1972 and 1992 and on the Democratic ballot in 1996.  Richard Nixon appeared on the Republican ballot in 1960, 1968 and 1972 and received write-in votes in 1964.