She is not seeking reelection for Governor for a third term and instead is running for the US Senate against Republican incumbent Kelly Ayotte.
The good thing about Governors is you can measure how well they did by objective measures.
I think one very excellent objective measure here is how the State's Companies have performed financially.
Publicly-held companies file their audited financial statements annually with the SEC.
So just how did New Hampshire Companies perform financially during Maggie Hassan's two terms as New Hampshire Governor from January 3, 2013 to the most recent date November 7, 2016, just short of a four-year period?
Well, off-the-charts exceptionally well.
The best objective measure is Audited US GAAP Earnings.
From a review of the very fine Google Finance Website and of company financial statements in the US SEC website, I found the 8 Companies headquartered in New Hampshire, all with Stock Market Capitalizations now of more than $100 Mil and which also have filed their fiscal year 2015 annual financial statements with the SEC.
Below here are the reported Audited US GAAP Earnings (Losses) From Continuing Operations of each of these 8 New Hampshire Companies with Stock Market Caps above $100 Mil for all years reported from 2012, the year before she took office as Governor, through 2015:
|New Hampshire Company||HQs||HQs||FYE||(Loss)||(Loss)||(Loss)||(Loss)|
|$ mils||$ mils||$ mils||$ mils|
|White Mountains Insurance Group||Hanover||NH||Dec15||156||(14)||126||(23)|
|Sprague Resources LP||Portsmouth||NH||Dec15||78||123||(30)||(13)|
|Planet Fitness Inc||Newington||NH||Dec15||38||37||26||25|
|Lake Sunapee Bank Group||Newport||NH||Dec15||9||10||8||8|
|Total all 8||417||261||215||19|
|2015 Total Earnings % Above:|
|….. 2014 Earnings||60%|
|….. 2013 Earnings||94%|
|….. 2012 Earnings||2,095%|
Yeah, these 8 New Hampshire Companies generated Total Audited Earnings of only $19 mil in 2012, the year before Maggie Hassan took office as New Hampshire's Governor.
Then, in her first year in office in 2013, these 8 New Hampshire Companies had their Total Earnings spike up from $19 mil to $215 Mil, up more then tenfold in just one year!
In her second year in office in 2014, these Total Earnings increased to $261 Mil, up 21%.
In her third year in office in 2015, these Total Earnings increased by another 60% to $417 Mil.
I have never seen a State's Companies have such spectacular Total Earnings growth.
But there's more to this massive earnings' ascent.
Public Companies also report their quarterly financial statements to the SEC. Here are the most recent earnings for these 8 New Hampshire Companies for the First Half of 2016 and the First Half of 2015. And these 8 New Hampshire Companies increased their Total Earnings by another 54% in the First Half of 2016.
|New Hampshire Company||HQs||HQs||FYE||(Loss)||(Loss)||Increase|
|$ mils||$ mils|
|White Mountains Insurance Group||Hanover||NH||Dec15||22||(5)|
|Sprague Resources LP||Portsmouth||NH||Dec15||20||41|
|Planet Fitness Inc||Newington||NH||Dec15||34||20|
|Lake Sunapee Bank Group||Newport||NH||Dec15||5||5|
|Total all 8||139||90||54%|