Elizabeth Sears Hager
was in public service for almost three decades: she
was first elected to the New Hampshire Legislature in 1972 and served for thirteen terms before being defeated in the Republican Primary in 2008.
She ran for the Republican nomination for governor in the September 1992 primary election.
Ms. Hager was also a Concord City Councilor, serving as the city's first woman mayor from 1988 to 1990.
She was a delegate to the 1974 and 1984 Constitutional Conventions and was a sponsor of the Equal Rights Amendment, which became a part of the State Constitution in 1975.
Ms. Hager was Executive Director of the United Way of Merrimack County in Concord for fifteen years and retired as Executive Vice President of Granite United Way.
assumed those positions after years of volunteerism, including roles as both President of the Board and Campaign Chair of the Concord
Ms. Hager has also served on the Board of Directors of many organizations: and is currently a founding Board member of the New Hampshire Fiscal Policy Institute and a member of the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center Board.
She is also a director of Lincoln Financial Variable Insurance Products Trust.
Elizabeth Hager earned a master's degree from the University of New Hampshire after receiving an undergraduate degree from Wellesley College.