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New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu

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About the Governor:

Christopher T. Sununu is the 82nd Governor of the State of New Hampshire and is currently serving his third term, receiving in 2020 more votes ever than any candidate in state history.

Named the nation's most fiscally responsible governor by Cato Institute, Governor Sununu has delivered three balanced state budgets with no new taxes. In fact, his third budget:

Cuts and phases out the Interest & Dividends Tax for retirees,
Provides tax relief to employers and small businesses,
Reduces property taxes by $100 million,
Delivers voluntary paid family medical leave,
Spends more money per pupil for public education than ever before.

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Sununu took unprecedented action to balance the health and safety of Granite Staters with keeping the state's economy strong. New Hampshire always ranked among the safest states for Covid. Today, the Granite State has the lowest unemployment rate in the nation and the lowest child poverty rate of any state in America.

Early in his tenure Governor Sununu created The Doorway and the Recovery Friendly Workplace initiative, both of which have become national models for prevention, treatment and recovery from substance use disorder and are consistently improving results for the citizens of New Hampshire.

Chris grew up in Salem, NH. He graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.) with a BS in Civil/Environmental Engineering. As an environmental engineer, Chris worked for ten years cleaning up hazardous waste sites across the country.

In 1988, Chris completed a five-month through-hike of the Appalachian Trail from Maine to Georgia.

Governor Sununu lives in Newfields with his wife, Valerie, and their three children.

Recent News

Let's Talk Turkey: Home Heating Tips for the Winter Season

Let's Talk Turkey: Home Heating Tips for the Winter Season Concord, NH – With Thanksgiving and the winter home heating season around the corner, today Governor Chris Sununu and the New Hampshire Department of Energy encourage families to…

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Governor Chris Sununu Statement On Passing Of Ray Wieczorek

Governor Chris Sununu Statement On Passing Of Ray Wieczorek Concord, NH – Today, Governor Chris Sununu issued the following statement after the passing of Former Manchester Mayor and Executive Councilor Ray Wieczorek: "Ray Wieczorek…

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Safety First: Funding Approved for 335 School Safety Projects

Safety First: Funding approved for 335 School Safety Projects Concord, NH – Today, the Governor and Executive Council approved $9,873,605.40 in school safety funding to hundreds of schools across New Hampshire, following $3.9 million…

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Governor Chris Sununu Letter to Fiscal Committee

Governor Chris Sununu Letter to Fiscal Committee Concord, NH – Today, Governor Chris Sununu wrote to members of the Joint Legislative Fiscal Committee urging the acceptance and expenditure of $40 Million for the Broadband Connect Program.…

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The Nashua Telegraph Endorses Chris Sununu!

Sununu is right choice New Hampshire consistently ranks among the top states in the nation in multiple economic indicators, its friendliness to small businesses, access to health care, safety and places to live. The Granite State has the…

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NH To File Amicus Brief in Support of Lobster and Fishing Industry in the Northeast

NH To File Amicus Brief in Support of Lobster and Fishing Industry in the Northeast Concord, NH – Today, the State of New Hampshire filed a notice of intent to file an Amicus Curiae Brief with the United States Court of Appeals for the…

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Alvirne High Educator Named 2023 NH Teacher of the Year

Alvirne High Educator Named 2023 NH Teacher of the Year Concord, NH – Yesterday, during a surprise celebration at Alvirne High School in Hudson, educator Christian Cheetham was named New Hampshire's 2023 Teacher of the Year. On hand for…

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US Treasury Abruptly Ends NH Emergency Rental Assistance Program Funding in NH

US Treasury Abruptly Ends NH Emergency Rental Assistance Program Funding in NH Concord, NH – Today, the State of New Hampshire learned it was not awarded additional funding to continue the U.S. Treasury's Emergency Rental Assistance beyond…

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30% Payroll Tax Cut Triggered For New Hampshire Businesses

30% Payroll Tax Cut Triggered For New Hampshire Businesses Concord, NH – Today, Governor Chris Sununu announced that payroll taxes will be cut 30% for NH businesses as a response to New Hampshire's strong unemployment trust fund. Despite…

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State Invests $25M into Sullivan County Nursing Home

State Invests $25M into Sullivan County Nursing Home Concord, NH – Yesterday, the Governor and Council voted to approve $25,200,000 for the Sullivan County Nursing Home to renovate their existing nursing home facilities. State funding for…

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Governor Sununu Announces First Electric Vehicle Charging Station Award

Governor Sununu Announces First Electric Vehicle Charging Station Award Concord, NH – Today, Governor Chris Sununu announced that the first of multiple electric vehicle (EV) charging station grant contracts, which will total approximately…

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Governor Sununu Directs Flags to Half-Staff on October 20

Governor Sununu Directs Flags to Half-Staff on October 20 Concord, NH – Today, Governor Chris Sununu directed that all flags on public buildings and grounds in the State of New Hampshire be lowered to half-staff on October 20, 2022 from…

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Governor Sununu Directs Flags to Half-Staff in Observance of National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service

Governor Sununu Directs Flags to Half-Staff in Observance of National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service Concord, NH – In accordance with Public Law 107-51, Governor Chris Sununu has directed flags on all public buildings and grounds in…

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Two NH National Guard Units To Deploy to Southern Border

Two NH National Guard Units To Deploy to Southern Border Concord, NH – This afternoon, Governor Chris Sununu will attend and deliver remarks at a New Hampshire National Guard Deployment ceremony, where two units will be deployed to the…

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Flags to Return to Full-Staff at Sunset

Flags to Return to Full-Staff at Sunset Concord, NH – In accordance with the President’s proclamation and Governor Sununu’s earlier directive, flags return to full-staff today, September 19, 2022, at sunset, following the…

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Governor Chris Sununu Statement on Energy Relief Legislation

Governor Chris Sununu Statement on Energy Relief Legislation Concord, NH – Today, Governor Chris Sununu issued the following statement after the New Hampshire legislature voted to approve emergency energy relief legislation directly aimed…

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Governor Chris Sununu, New England Governors Meet with Energy Secretary Granholm

Governor Chris Sununu, New England Governors Meet with Energy Secretary Granholm Concord, NH – Today, Governor Chris Sununu issued the following statement after meeting with a bipartisan coalition of New England Governors with United…

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Governor Chris Sununu Signs Emergency Energy Relief Legislation Into Law

Governor Chris Sununu Signs Emergency Energy Relief Legislation Into Law Concord, NH – Today, Governor Chris Sununu signed HB 2023, an act making appropriations to the Department of Energy for a state emergency fuel assistance program and…

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Governor Chris Sununu Directs Flags to Half-Staff

Governor Chris Sununu Directs Flags to Half-Staff Concord, NH – In accordance with federal law, Governor Chris Sununu has directed flags on all public buildings and grounds in the State of New Hampshire to fly at half-staff on Sunday,…

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NH's Upward Trajectory: A Top State for Children and Families

Concord, NH – Today, following the release of new rankings from the Annie E. Casey Foundation's annual KIDS COUNT Data Book, Governor Chris Sununu issued the following statement: "Here in New Hampshire, our investments in mental health and…

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Governor Chris Sununu Statement on Zhukovskyy Trial

Governor Chris Sununu Statement on Zhukovskyy Trial Concord, NH – Today, Governor Chris Sununu issued the following statement after Volodymyr Zhukovskyy was found not guilty of all charges in the Randolph, NH crash that killed seven…

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Photo Release: Governor Chris Sununu Signs SB 234

Photo Release: Governor Chris Sununu Signs SB 234 Concord, NH – Today, Governor Chris Sununu issued the following statement after signing SB 234, requiring student identification cards to include the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline,…

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Governor Chris Sununu Issues Executive Order June 2022

Governor Chris Sununu Issues Executive Order June 2022 Concord, NH – Today, Governor Chris Sununu signed Executive Order 2022-06 , an order establishing the New Hampshire Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission. “The establishment…

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Governor Chris Sununu Open Letter to the Residents of Belknap County

Governor Chris Sununu Open Letter to the Residents of Belknap County Concord, NH – Today, Governor Chris Sununu released an open letter to the residents of Belknap County regarding the Gunstock Area Commission. Note: A copy of the letter…

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Setting Records: NH Records Lowest Unemployment Rate Ever

Setting Records: NH Records Lowest Unemployment Rate Ever Concord, NH – Today, Governor Chris Sununu issued the following statement after the NH Department of Employment Security announced a 2% state unemployment rate , the lowest ever…

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Governor Chris Sununu Statement Regarding Resignation of Lori Shibinette

Governor Chris Sununu Statement Regarding Resignation of Lori Shibinette Concord, NH – Today, Governor Chris Sununu issued the following statement after NH Department of Health and Human Services Commissioner Lori Shibinette tendered her…

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Governor Chris Sununu Signs 14 Bills

Governor Chris Sununu Signs 14 Bills Concord, NH – This week, Governor Chris Sununu signed 14 bills into law. Governor Chris Sununu Statement on HB 1280, an act prohibiting a parent's refusal to vaccinate a child from being used as…

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Governor Chris Sununu Directs Flags to Remain at Half Staff

Governor Chris Sununu Directs Flags to Remain at Half Staff Concord, NH – In accordance with the President's proclamation on the death of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Governor Chris Sununu has directed all flags on public…

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