|Name||Christopher "Chris" Sununu|
|Address||71 Hemlock Court |
Newfields, New Hampshire 03856, United States
|| November 05, 1974
|Last Modifed||New Jersey Politico|
Jan 27, 2021 04:05pm
Arab - Caucasian - English - Irish - Scottish -
|Info||Among his accomplishments during his first term was delivering a balanced state budget with no new taxes or fees and establishing full day kindergarten. Additionally, Governor Sununu provided property tax relief by returning $65 million to cities and towns for roads, bridges, and safer schools, invested $275 million in clean water projects, expanded educational opportunities for students, and signed job creating business tax cuts into law. |
Governor Sununu's leadership has garnered a number of awards including the New Futures' 2017 President's Award for championing policies that improve the health and wellness of all Granite Staters. He is one of only five Governors honored by AARP with their Capitol Caregiver 2017 award and received CASA's 2018 John McDermott Champion of Children Award.
In 2018, Governor Sununu announced the nationwide launch of his Recovery Friendly Workplace Initiative to engage employers and empower workplaces to provide support for people recovering from substance use disorder.
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.
An environmental engineer, Chris worked for ten years cleaning up hazardous waste sites across the country.
In 1998, Chris completed a five-month through-hike of the Appalachian Trail from Maine to Georgia.
Chris grew up in Salem, NH. He graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.) with a BS in Civil/Environmental Engineering.
Governor Sununu lives in Newfields with his wife, Valerie, and their three children, Calvin, Edie, and Leo.
Chris is a life-long Republican who holds a deep appreciation for public service and New Hampshire's unique form of government that invites broad participation at the local and state levels. He strongly believes that with such opportunity comes the responsibility for individuals to exercise their civic duty and participate in the political process. Consistent with this belief, Chris is seeking the District 3 Executive Council seat in 2010 - an office he credits as quietly being one of the most important in state government with a significant impact on the lives of New Hampshire's residents. He has also focused great attention on encouraging quality candidates across the state to run and serve at the local and state levels in New Hampshire to ensure that residents are well represented during these challenging times.
As an owner and Director for Sununu Enterprises, a family business and strategic consulting group based in Exeter, Chris has a firm grasp of the importance of the state's small business economy, and understands the issues that impact the innovation and job creation spurred by small businesses. In his work, he has focused much of his time to local, national, and international real estate development, venture technologies, and business acquisitions.
Prior to this endeavor, Chris worked for 10 years as an environmental engineer in various regions across the United States from New Hampshire to California, designing systems and solutions for cleaning up some of our country's most hazardous wastes sites.
Chris holds a BS degree in Civil/Environmental Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.). He is the son of former Governor John H. Sununu and the brother of former Senator John E. Sununu. He is an active skier and rugby player and, in 1999, completed a five-month through-hike of the Appalachian Trail from Maine to Georgia. He currently lives in Newfields with his wife, Valerie, and their two children.