Chris Pappas Bio, Age, Education, Partner, Kids, Congressman, Net Worth

Chris Pappas

Chris Pappas Biography

Chris Pappas is an American politician who has been the U.S. representative from New Hampshire’s 1st congressional district since 2019. Chris served as a member of the state’s Executive Council, In this role he worked with governors of both parties to implement Medicaid expansion, expand treatment and recovery services, approve funding for family planning providers, and support renewable energy and infrastructure projects.

Chris Pappas Age

Chris Pappas was born on 4th June, 1980, Manchester, New Hampshire, U.S.

Chris Pappas Height

He stand at a height of 5 feet and 7 inches tall.

Chris Pappas Education

Chris graduated from Manchester Central High School in 1998. He then attended Harvard College and earned his Bachelor of Arts in government in 2002.

Chris Pappas Nationality

Chris is an American.

Chris Pappas Parents

Pappas is the son of Dawn and Arthur Pappas. His paternal great-grandfather, also named Arthur Pappas, arrived in New Hampshire as a new American citizen in the early 20th century, having recently emigrated from Greece. In 1917 Arthur Pappas and his cousin Louis Canota founded an ice cream shop in Manchester. By 1919 they had expanded the business into a restaurant, now known as the Puritan Backroom, and in 1949 they added a function room. In 1974 Charlie Pappas, grandfather of Chris Pappas and co-owner of the Puritan at the time, invented the chicken tender. The business remains family-owned, and as of 2020 Chris Pappas was one of the owners.

Chris Pappas Siblings

Chris lives a low profile life. due to that, he has not revealed his siblings’ details.

Chris Pappas Partner

Pappas is gay. In December 2021, Chris became engaged to Vann Bentley. Vann Bentley is Policy Counsel for the Computer & Communications Industry Association where he focuses on issues including telecommunications policy. Prior to joining CCIA, Vann was Policy Counsel at Amazon, where he specialized in technology policy issues including data privacy, cyber security, and artificial intelligence.

Vann received his J.D. in 2015 from Georgetown University Law Center, where he was an editor on the Georgetown Journal of Law and Public Policy. While in law school, Vann clerked for the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, as well as the Environmental Protection Agency. Vann received his B.A in Political Science and English from Vanderbilt University.

Chris Pappas Kids

He does not have children.

Chris Pappas Congressman

Pappas was floated as a potential candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives, for U.S. Senator, or for governor of New Hampshire. After U.S. Representative Carol Shea-Porter announced that she would not seek reelection in 2018, Chris announced his candidacy for her seat, representing New Hampshire’s 1st congressional district.

Pappas defeated Republican Eddie Edwards, a former member of the New Hampshire State Division of Liquor Enforcement and former police chief, in the general election, with 53.6% of the vote. He won every county except Belknap County. Chris ran for reelection to a second term and was unopposed in the Democratic primary. He defeated Republican Matt Mowers, the former Executive Director of the New Hampshire Republican Party and a former U.S. State Department staffer in the general election, receiving 51.32% of the vote.

Pappas was one of six House Democrats to vote against the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act to legalize cannabis at the federal level in 2020. Chris said he supports removing cannabis from the Controlled Substances Act, but that he had concerns with other provisions of the bill and felt that it was being rushed through.

Pappas criticized President Biden’s plan to cancel $10,000 in federal student debt for those making less than $125,000 and up to $20,000 for Pell Grant recipients, calling it “no way to make policy” and saying it did little to address the root cause of increasing costs of higher education.

Chris Pappas Salary

He earns an annual salary of USD 174,000.

Chris Pappas Net Worth

His net worth is estimated to be USD 1 million.

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