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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.

Mass. State Treasurer Shannon O'Brien, right, stands with her husband, Emmet Hayes, while speaking with reporter's at the Statehouse in Boston Thursday, July 8, 1999. O'Brien announced that she is expecting a baby in early December. (Julia Malakie/Associated Press)
Mass. State Treasurer Shannon O'Brien, right, stands with her husband, Emmet Hayes, while speaking with reporter's at the Statehouse in Boston Thursday, July 8, 1999. O'Brien announced that she is expecting a baby in early December. (Julia Malakie/Associated Press)(Julia Malakie/Associated Press)

Former Vermont governor Richard Snelling and former lieutenant governor Barbara Snelling

(Toby Talbot/Associated Press (left) and Craig Line/Associated Press)

Massachusetts state Senator Ryan Fattman and Worcester Probate Registrar Stephanie Fattman.

(Michele McDonald for the Boston Globe)

The late Paul Tsongas, a US senator and presidential candidate, and US Representative Niki Tsongas.

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Paul and Niki Tsongas were seen in 1991 with their children.
Paul and Niki Tsongas were seen in 1991 with their children.(The Boston Globe)

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.)

(Jacquelyn Martin/Associated Press)

Former New Hampshire House speaker Doug Scamman and former state representative Stella Scamman.

(Jim Cole/Associated Press (left) and Jonathan Wiggs/Globe staff (right))

Former New Hampshire House speaker Donna Sytek and state Representative John Sytek (not pictured).

Donna Sytek.
Donna Sytek.(Jim Cole/Associated Press)

Barbara Kennelly, congresswoman from Connecticut, and the late James Kennelly, speaker of the Connecticut House of Representatives.

Representative Barbara Kennelly, (2nd from left) and James Kennelly (2nd from right).
Representative Barbara Kennelly, (2nd from left) and James Kennelly (2nd from right).

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