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. 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:||Republican (2003–present)|
|Other political affiliations:||Independent (before 2003)|
|Education:||Pennsylvania State University (BA), Villanova University (JD)|
|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.
Kelly Ayotte Before Fame
She graduated from Pennsylvania State University and Villanova University School of Law before working as a law clerk for the New Hampshire Supreme Court.
Achievement of Kelly Ayotte
Governor Benson appointed her to be New Hampshire's first female attorney general in 2004 following the resignation of Peter Heed.
Kelly Ayotte Family Life
She had two children with her husband Joseph.
Associations of Kelly Ayotte
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 - This article covers the history of women in the U.S. Senate and various milestones achieved by female senators. It includes a list of all women who have served in the U.S. Senate, a list of current female senators, and a list of states represented by women in the U.S. Senate.
- New Hampshire Attorneys General
- Women in New Hampshire politics
- Politicians from Nashua, New Hampshire
- Villanova University School of Law alumni
- New Hampshire Republicans