|Mayor of Gainesville|
2004 – May 20, 2010
|Preceded by||Tom Bussing|
|Succeeded by||Craig Lowe|
|City Commissioner from
Gainesville District III
|Preceded by||Tom McKnew|
|Succeeded by||Tony Domenech|
|Children||Evyleen, Quinn, Tess|
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", 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
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. 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.
Mayor Hanrahan was re-elected on March 6, 2007 beating her opponent Wesley Watson with 73% of the vote.
- Mayor's page at City of Gainesville Web site
- Campaign Web site
- Profile by The Independent Florida Alligator
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