Governor Christopher T. Sununu
Governor Christopher T. Sununu is the 82nd Governor of the State of New Hampshire. He is currently serving his first term and has the distinction of being 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’s leadership garnered a number of awards in 2017 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 nationwide honored by AARP with their Capitol Caregiver 2017 award and he is even the Lydia’s House of Hope Lebanese Cook-Off Winner.
In early 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.