Kelly Ayotte

Kelly Ayotte Biography.com

Legal Professional, U.S. Representative(1968–)
In 2011, Kelly Ayotte was elected to represent New Hampshire in the U.S. Senate, after previously serving as the state's attorney general.

Synopsis

Republican Kelly Ayotte became the U.S. senator for New Hampshire in 2011. In 2016, she was defeated in her reelection bid by Democrat Maggie Hassan. Ayotte previously served as attorney general for the state of New Hampshire, after obtaining a bachelor's degree in political science from Pennsylvania State University and a law degree from Villanova University's School of Law.

Early Life

Born on June 27, 1968 in Nashua, New Hampshire, Kelly Ayotte is the daughter of Kathleen and Marc Ayotte. After graduating from Nashua High School, Ayotte received a bachelor's degree in political science from Pennsylvania State University and a law degree from the Villanova University School of Law. While studying at Villanova, she held a position as editor of the school's Environmental Law Journal.

Personal Life

Ayotte is married to Joe Daley, who is also from Nashua, and served in the Iraq war. Daley retired from the Air National Guard as a lieutenant colonel and, with Ayotte's help, he later launch a landscaping and snow removal company. According to Ayotte's Senate website, her husband's business provides her with an "understanding of how decisions made in Washington impact small businesses."

Ayotte and Daley have two children, and reside in Nashua.

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