Chris Sununu was elected the 82nd Governor of the State of New Hampshire on November 8, 2016.
Governor Christopher T. Sununu is serving his first term as Governor of the State of New Hampshire. He is currently the youngest Governor in the country.
Among his accomplishments during his first year in office was delivering a balanced state budget with no new taxes or fees and establishing full day kindergarten. Additionally, Governor Sununu doubled funds to fight the opioid crisis, made investments in clean water projects, expanded educational opportunities for students, and signed job creating business tax cuts into law.
Governor Sununu received the New Futures' 2017 President's Award for championing policies that improve the health and wellness of all Granite Staters. He is the Lydia's House of Hope 2017 Lebanese Cook-Off Winner.
Before being elected Governor in 2016, Chris served three terms on the New Hampshire Executive Council representing 32 cities and towns in Rockingham and Hillsborough counties.
In 2010, Chris led a group of investors in the buyout of Waterville Valley Resort where he worked as Chief Executive Officer and was in charge of an expansion of the ski resort done in cooperation with the United States Forest Service.
Prior to the Waterville purchase, Chris was an owner and Director of Sununu Enterprises, a family business and strategic consulting group. He focused much of his time on local, national, and international real estate development, venture technologies, and business acquisitions.
Chris grew up in Salem, NH. He graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.) with a BS in Civil/Environmental Engineering and worked for ten years cleaning up hazardous waste sites.
In 1998, 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, Calvin, Edie, and Leo.