Kay Hagan


Kay Hagan

Infobox State Senator

|imagesize = 150px
name=Kay Hagan
state_senate=North Carolina
state=North Carolina
district=27th
term_start=January 271999
preceded=John Blust
succeeded=
party=Democratic
date of birth=date of birth and age|1953|5|26
place of birth=Shelby, North Carolina
date of death=
place of death=
alma_mater=Florida State University,
Wake Forest University
profession=Attorney, Banker
religion=Presbyterian
residence=Greensboro, North Carolina
spouse=Chip Hagan
website= [http://www.kayhagan.com/ Kay Hagan for U.S. Senate] |

Kay Ruthven Hagan (pronounced: "Heɪ-gen") (born May 26, 1953) is a Democratic member of the North Carolina General Assembly representing the state's 27th Senate district, including constituents in Guilford County. She is the Democratic nominee for United States Senate against Senator Elizabeth Dole, North Carolina's first female senator. An attorney, Hagan is currently (2007-2008 session) serving in her fifth term in the state senate. Hagan was first elected to the State Senate in 1998.

Hagan's earliest political activity was as a child placing bumper stickers on cars for her uncle, Governor and U.S. Senator Lawton Chiles. Her father, Joe P. Ruthven, served as the mayor of Lakeland, Florida. [cite news |date=2008-03-18 |work=Yes Weekly |title=Kay Hagan tries to ride populist wave |url=http://www.yesweekly.com/main.asp?SectionID=1&SubSectionID=1&ArticleID=3451 |first=Jordan |last=Green]

2008 U.S. Senate campaign

After first deciding not to run against Elizabeth Dole [cite news |first=Ryan Teague |last=Beckwith |url=http://projects.newsobserver.com/blogs/hagan_will_not_run_against_dole |title=Hagan will not run against Dole |work=News & Observer |date=2007-10-08] , the Swing State Project announced on October 262007 that two independent sources had reported that Hagan would in fact run. [cite web |work=Swing State Project |title=NC-Sen: Sources Say Kay Hagan to Challenge Dole |url=http://www.swingstateproject.com/showDiary.do?diaryId=985 |first=Trent |last=Thompson |date=2007-10-25] Hagan made her candidacy official on October 302007. [cite news |url=http://projects.newsobserver.com/blogs/hagan_to_run |title=Hagan to run |work=News & Observer |date=2007-10-30 |first=Michelle |last=Valenzuela] [cite web |url=http://www.digtriad.com/news/local_state/article.aspx?storyid=103051 |work=WFMY News 2 / Associated Press |first=Kerri |last=Hartsfield |title=Kay Hagan to Face Elizabeth Dole in November] She defeated investment banker Jim Neal of Chapel Hill, podiatrist Howard Staley of Chatham County, Lexington truck driver Duskin Lassiter, and Lumberton attorney Marcus Williams in the May 2008 Democratic primary.

Recent polling has shown Hagan and Dole to be in a competitive race. [http://www.pollster.com/polls/nc/08-nc-sen-ge-dvh.php]

Education

* Bachelor's degree from Florida State University.
* Juris Doctor from Wake Forest University.

Electoral history

References

External links

* [http://www.ncleg.net/gascripts/members/viewMember.pl?sChamber=Senate&nUserID=53 Senator Kay Hagan] official government website
* [http://www.kayhagan.com/ Kay Hagan for U.S. Senate] official campaign website
* [http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=21082 Profile] from Project Vote Smart
* [http://www.ontheissues.org/senate/Kay_Hagan.htm Issue positions] from "On the Issues"
*"Follow the Money" - Kay Hagan
** [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=79563 2006] [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=67898 2004] [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=8371 2002] [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=40562 2000] [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=60072 1998] campaign contributions
* [http://projects.newsobserver.com/profiles/kay_hagan Profile] in the News & Observer
* [http://ncdp.org/ North Carolina Democratic Party]
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###@@@KEY@@@###succession box
before= John Blust
title= North Carolina State Senator from the 32nd district
years=1999 – 2003
after=Linda Garrou
succession box
before= John Garwood
title= North Carolina State Senator from the 27th district
years=2003 – present
after=Incumbent


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