Kelly Ann Ayotte is an American attorney and politician who served as a United States Senator from 2011 to 2017 and Attorney General for New Hampshire from 2004 to 2009. She is a Republican. Born and raised in Nashua, New Hampshire, Ayotte is a graduate of Nashua High School, Pennsylvania State University and Villanova University School of Law. She worked as a law clerk for the New Hampshire Supreme Court before entering private practice. She also worked as a prosecutor for the New Hampshire Department of Justice, and briefly served as the legal counsel to New Hampshire Governor Craig Benson, before returning to the Department of Justice to serve as Deputy Attorney General of New Hampshire. In June 2004, Governor Benson appointed Ayotte as Attorney General of New Hampshire, after the resignation of Peter Heed. She became the first and only woman to serve as New Hampshire's Attorney General, serving from 2004 to 2009, after she was twice reappointed by Democratic governor John Lynch.
|Born:||Kelly Ann Ayotte, June 27, 1968, Nashua, New Hampshire, U.S.|
|Political party:||Independent (before 2003), Republican (2003–present)|
|Education:||Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Villanova University|
|Preceded by:||Judd Gregg|
|Succeeded by:||Maggie Hassan|
|Twitter:||Kelly Ayotte's Twitter profile|
|Facebook:||Kelly Ayotte's Facebook profile|
|Youtube:||Kelly Ayotte's Youtube channel|
About Kelly Ayotte
Republican politician who became a United States Senator from New Hampshire in 2011. She was the youngest of the 20 female Senators that were in office when she entered the Senate.
She graduated from Pennsylvania State University and Villanova University School of Law before working as a law clerk for the New Hampshire Supreme Court.
Governor Benson appointed her to be New Hampshire's first female attorney general in 2004 following the resignation of Peter Heed.
She had two children with her husband Joseph.
She was mentioned as a possible running mate for Republican nominee Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election.
Information related to Kelly Ayotte
- Women in the United States Senate - There have been 57 total women in the United States Senate since its establishment in 1789. The first woman who served as a U.S. senator, Rebecca Latimer Felton, represented Georgia for a single day in 1922. The first woman elected to the Senate was Hattie Caraway from Arkansas in 1932.
- New Hampshire Attorneys General
- Politicians from Nashua, New Hampshire
- Villanova University School of Law alumni
- New Hampshire Republicans