When politicians fall in love ...
It’s not every day that elected officials fall in love, but Fitchburg Mayor Lisa Wong and her husband, Holyoke Councilor Anthony Soto, are not the only New England politicians married to politicians. (Note: Not everyone on the list held office at the same time as his or her spouse.)
Shannon O’Brien, the former Massachusetts state treasurer and gubernatorial candidate, and Emmet Hayes, the former state representative.
Former Vermont governor Richard Snelling and former lieutenant governor Barbara Snelling
Massachusetts state Senator Ryan Fattman and Worcester Probate Registrar Stephanie Fattman.
The late Paul Tsongas, a US senator and presidential candidate, and US Representative Niki Tsongas.
Former Massachusetts state representative Geraldine Creedon and former state senator Robert Creedon Jr.
Former US senator Olympia Snowe of Maine and former Maine governor John McKernan Jr. (When Snowe was first lady, she was also a US representative.)
Former New Hampshire House speaker Doug Scamman and former state representative Stella Scamman.
Former New Hampshire House speaker Donna Sytek and state Representative John Sytek (not pictured).
Barbara Kennelly, congresswoman from Connecticut, and the late James Kennelly, speaker of the Connecticut House of Representatives.
Clyde Smith, former Maine congressman, and Margaret Chase Smith, who took her husband’s House seat upon his death and later served in the US Senate