Kay Hagan

Lived:May 26, 1953—October 28, 2019 (aged 66)
Career:U.S. Senate, 2009-2015
North Carolina State Senate, 1999-2009
Education:Florida State University
Wake Forest Law School

Kay Hagan served in the U.S. Senate representing North Carolina from 2009 to 2015.

Hagan was born on May 26, 1953, in Shelby, North Carolina. A graduate of Florida State University and Wake Forest Law School, she worked at North Carolina National Bank (a predecessor to Bank of America) for 10 years, becoming a vice president in the estates and trust division.

Hagan got her start in public service when she helped her uncle, "Walkin' Lawton" Chiles, the former governor and U.S. senator from Florida, paste bumper stickers on supporters' cars. Hagan and her husband were both active in Guilford County Democratic politics, and in 1992 and 1996, Governor Jim Hunt asked her to run his gubernatorial campaign in Guilford County. In 1998, Hagan ran for the North Carolina State Senate, where she served for ten years and co-chaired the Budget Committee.

For information on Hagan's policy subject areas, committee appointments and sponsored/co-sponsored legislation during her time in the U.S. Senate, please visit her profile on https://www.congress.gov.


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