CONCORD, NH – Governor Chris Sununu issued the following statement after filing for re-election to serve another term as New Hampshire’s Governor:
“I ran for Governor because I knew with the right leadership, New Hampshire could become the gold standard of civic engagement, opportunity, and investment,” said Governor Chris Sununu. “Today in New Hampshire, more people are working than ever before in our state’s history, business taxes are at their lowest in the 21st Century, and a family’s zip code no longer defines their child’s future opportunity. Eighteen-months after taking office we are getting the job done.”
The State of NH website lists Sununu’s accomplishments during his first year in office to include
- delivering a balanced state budget with no new taxes or fees
- establishing full day kindergarten
- doubling funds to fight the opioid crisis
- investment in clean water projects
- expanded educational opportunities for students
- signed job-creating business tax cuts into law
Shortly after the announcement, NH GOP chair Jeannie Forrester released the following statement:
“For over a decade under Democratic Governors, our state lost sight of what Live Free or Die means by focusing on growing the burden of government not shrinking it, eliminating opportunity not increasing it, and putting the best interest of all Granite Staters last not first. Eighteen months ago Granite Staters decided the time had come to make a change and elected Governor Chris Sununu.
Under Governor Sununu’s leadership, Republicans in Concord have had one of the most successful agendas in the country. An agenda that focused on:
- cutting business taxes
- stopping an income tax
- eliminating burdensome regulations
- reducing the burden on ratepayers
- protecting Granite Staters’ second amendment rights
- stopping a costly toll increase
- expanding parental rights
- expanding school choice opportunities
- expanding health care access for New Hampshire veterans
- strengthening the rainy day fund
Today in the Granite State, more people are working than ever before, we have the fastest growing economy in New England, we have the lowest poverty rate in the nation, highest median income, and our business tax revenue is exceeding expectations. Now is not the time to slow down. Now is the time to send Governor Sununu back to the corner office to continue an agenda that grows our economy.”
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, Sununu served three terms on the New Hampshire Executive Council representing 32 cities and towns in Rockingham and Hillsborough counties.
In 2010, he 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, Sununu 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.
Sununu grew up in Salem. He graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.) with a BS in Civil/Environmental Engineering and worked for 10 years cleaning up hazardous waste sites.
In 1998, Sununu completed a five-month through-hike of the Appalachian Trail from Maine to Georgia. He lives in Newfields with his wife, Valerie, and their three children, Calvin, Edie, and Leo.