Kelly Ayotte

American politician

Kelly Ann Ayotte (born June 28, 1968) is an American politician. From 2011 to 2017 she was the junior U.S. Senator from New Hampshire. She was Attorney General of New Hampshire from 2004 to 2009.[2]

Kelly Ayotte
Official portrait, 2011
United States Senator
from New Hampshire
In office
January 3, 2011 – January 3, 2017
Preceded byJudd Gregg
Succeeded byMaggie Hassan
27th Attorney General of New Hampshire
In office
July 15, 2004 – July 17, 2009
Preceded byPeter Heed
Succeeded byMichael Delaney
Personal details
Kelly Ann Ayotte

(1968-06-27) June 27, 1968 (age 55)
Nashua, New Hampshire, U.S.
Political partyRepublican (2003–present)
Other political
Independent (before 2003)[1]
Joseph Daley (m. 2001)

During the 2016 New Hampshire senate elections, Ayotte narrowly lost her seat to Governor Maggie Hassan by less than 720 votes.

In July 2023, Ayotte announced her campaign for Governor of New Hampshire in the 2024 election.[3]

Ayotte was born on June 28, 1968 in Nashua, New Hampshire. She graduated from the Pennsylvania State University. Ayotte later graduated from Villanova University School of Law. She married Joseph Daley in 2001. They have two children.


  1. David Axelrod (May 3, 2018). "The Axe Files with David Axelrod, "Episode 239 – Kelly Ayotte"" (Podcast). University of Chicago Institute of Politics and CNN. Event occurs at 15:30. Retrieved May 5, 2018.
  2. "Ayotte, Kelly". Office of Art and Archives and Office of the Historian, The United States Congress. Retrieved July 1, 2015.
  3. "Ayotte launches campaign for New Hampshire governor with broad base of GOP support". WMUR-TV. July 24, 2023.

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