Pegeen Hanrahan

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Pegeen Hanrahan
Mayor of Gainesville
In office
2004 – May 20, 2010
Preceded by Tom Bussing
Succeeded by Craig Lowe
City Commissioner from
Gainesville District III
In office
Preceded by Tom McKnew[1]
Succeeded by Tony Domenech[2]
Personal details
Born Gainesville, Florida
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Tony Malone
Children Evyleen, Quinn, Tess
Residence Gainesville, Florida
Profession Engineer

Margaret "Pegeen" Hanrahan (born c. 1966) was the mayor of Gainesville, Florida, her native city, from 2004 through 2010. Described by The Nation as a "vegetarian, bike-riding environmentalist",[3] Hanrahan has been active in politics since she was a teenager. An environmental engineer, she was elected to the Gainesville City Commission in 1996, and was elected mayor in 2004. In the 2007 mayoral election she was re-elected to another term.

Early life and career[edit]

Hanrahan received her bachelor's and master's degrees in environmental engineering, as well as a B.A. in sociology, all with honors from the University of Florida.[4] In 2003 she married Tony Malone, a professional engineer in civil infrastructure. Together they have a daughter, Evyleen Mary, born in 2005 a son, Quinn Joseph, born in 2007, and a daughter, Tess Lucille, born in 2011.[5]

Electoral history[edit]

Mayor Hanrahan was re-elected on March 6, 2007 beating her opponent Wesley Watson with 73% of the vote.[6]

Mayor of the City of Gainesville election, 2004[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Non-partisan Pegeen Hanrahan 8,767 56.9
Non-partisan C.B. Daniel 6,649 43.1
Mayor of the City of Gainesville election, 2007[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Non-partisan Pegeen Hanrahan 5,391 73.1
Non-partisan Wesley Watson 1,986 26.9


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