As Attorney General, Kelly Ayotte served New Hampshire as a tough on crime prosecutor fighting to keep families safe. Under Kelly's watch as the chief law enforcement officer, New Hampshire was ranked the safest state in the Nation for the past two years.
As Attorney General, Kelly fought to keep our children safe and our public officials honest.
She led efforts to pass tough new laws to crack down on sexual and internet predators. Kelly vigorously pursued the prosecution of white collar crimes and public corruption cases, regardless of a person's political party.
The Union Leader named Kelly Citizen of the Year in 2008 for her successful prosecutions of the first capital murder cases in New Hampshire in over 60 years. While Kelly served as Deputy Attorney General and Chief of the Homicide Unit, she led the prosecution of numerous murder cases, including the successful prosecution of two defendants for the brutal murders of two Dartmouth professors.
Kelly believes in the importance of enforcing our national borders and in ensuring only legal immigration. Kelly's strong record clearly illustrates that she will enforce our drug laws, incarcerate predators, and work with our state and federal law enforcement officials as a well-respected and trusted partner.