Birthday Kudos: Kelly Ayotte Will Have Her Cake and Eat it, Too

On this day in history ... 1968 Kelly Ayotte was born in Nashua. 

Best Known (in some circles) for rocking the leopard-heeled shoes in a 2012 Patch Match These Shoes to the Wearer feature.

Ayotte gets a lot of ink, both here in Nashua and around the country, for her high-profile position as a U.S. Senator in Washington, DC. 

For those who haven't yet read the SparksNotes version of her life, we've copied the condensed version of her bio as found on biography.com:


Republican Kelly Ayotte became the U.S. senator for New Hampshire in 2011. She 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.

Legal and Political Career

Following a short stint in the early 1990s as a law clerk in the New Hampshire Supreme Court, under now-retired Supreme Court Associate Justice Sherman Horton, Ayotte was hired as an associate at the firm McLane, Graf, Raulerson & Middleton in Manchester, New Hampshire. She held that position for four years and, in 1998, became a prosecutor for the Office of the New Hampshire Attorney General. She was then promoted to deputy attorney general and, in 2004, was appointed the state's attorney general by former New Hampshire Governor Craig Benson, a Republican. She is the first woman to serve as attorney general of the state.

In 2010, Ayotte entered her first bid for public office; she was elected to the U.S. Senate, receiving 60 percent of the vote, and officially began serving as senator of New Hampshire in January of 2011. Serving on the Senate's Armed Services, Budget, Commerce and Small Business Committees, Ayotte is also the ranking member, among Senate Republicans, of the Armed Services Subcommittee on Readiness and Management Support.

In early 2012, some American news outlets began speculating that Ayotte could be on the list of potential vice-presidental picks for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney in the 2012 election.

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 launched 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.

gupta Sinjay June 27, 2013 at 03:44 PM
and then she voted against the gun bill and dropped 15% points in popularity and then she voted in favor of the Amnesty Bill and dropped another 15% points. The Anti Amnesty crowd got together with the Anti gun crowd and with the help of Mayor Big Gulp she was recalled just a little after serving 1 year. Now people point and laugh at her everywhere he goes.
bob June 27, 2013 at 04:07 PM
Who really carses about Ayottes birthday? Has Patch has been bought out by the NRA as well?
gupta Sinjay June 27, 2013 at 04:16 PM
someone contact Mayor Big Gulp. We need his money and influence to recall her. That has never been nor will there ever be a better time for conservatives and liberals to agree on something. Recall Ayotte !
L'EMPEREUR du POLE NORD June 28, 2013 at 06:37 PM
Poor NRAyotte, the Left hates her, now the Right hates her, she is 1 term and gone. Maybe she can go to Alaska and learn how to big a bigger jerk with Caribou Barbi. Won't be missed.


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