EXETER, N.H. (AP) - Gov. Maggie Hassan's husband will retire next year from his job as principal of Phillips Exeter Academy.
The Portsmouth Herald reports that Thomas Hassan will retire at the end of the 2014-2015 academic year to focus more time on his family and his wife's political career. In a letter to school trustees, Hassan said he wants to increase his support for his wife's work as governor, and notes the support and attention required for their 26-year-old son, who has cerebral palsy.
Hassan has been at Phillips Exeter for 25 years and was appointed principal of the private boarding school in 2008. School officials said a search for a new principal will start immediately.
Gov. Hassan is seeking re-election in November.
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