Martha Hennessey

Rep. Martha Hennessey is our candidate in Senate District 5.

A current State Representative serving Hanover and Lyme, Martha grew up in Hanover and returned with her husband and three children in 2001, moving into the house she lived in as a child. She attended Vassar College and graduated from Dartmouth College, a member of the first fully coeducational class and went on to earn an MBA and PhD in developmental psychology at the University of Pennsylvania. Martha has been a 4th grade teacher, school psychologist, school administrator, psychotherapist, personal and professional coach, a college professor, a small business owner, and a member of the NH House of Representatives. She and her husband, Steve Severson, have been married for 40 years. They have three grown children and four granddaughters.

While she has served Hanover and Lyme in the New Hampshire House, Martha has been a dedicated and passionate member of the Children and Family Law Committee, fighting to protect children’s and families’ rights.