Chris Sununu is a Republican candidate for Governor of New Hampshire.



Chris is serving his third term on the New Hampshire Executive Council representing 32 cities and towns in Rockingham and Hillsborough counties. The five member Executive Council provides unique oversight of the state’s executive branch sharing many of the same powers of the Governor and stands as the only one of its kind in the United States.


In 2010, Chris led a group of investors in the buyout of Waterville Valley Resort where he works as Chief Executive Officer. Waterville Valley currently employs over 700 people in the North Country and Chris is leading an aggressive expansion effort of the ski resort 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. Chris lives in Newfields with his wife, Valerie, and their three children, Calvin, Edie, and Leo.