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Gov. Chris Sununu

Governor, New Hampshire

Chris Sununu is the 82nd Governor of New Hampshire currently serving his fourth two-year term. He holds the record for receiving the most votes ever of any candidate in an election in the history of the Granite State. With Governor Sununu's leadership, New Hampshire is ranked the #1 state in the country for overall freedom by Cato Institute. The state is also ranked #1 for economic freedom by The Fraser Institute. Having been named the nation's most fiscally responsible governor by Cato Institute, Governor Sununu has delivered three balanced state budgets with no new taxes, and recently proposed his fourth such budget. The Granite State is the fastest growing state in the Northeast, has one of the lowest unemployment rates in the nation, and the lowest child poverty rate of any state in America. Early in his tenure Governor Sununu created The Doorway and the Recovery Friendly Workplace initiative, both of which have become national models for prevention, treatment, and recovery from substance use disorder. He graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.) with a BS in Civil/Environmental Engineering. In 1998, Chris completed a five-month through-hike of the Appalachian Trail from Maine to Georgia. He is married with three children.

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