Chris Sununu Biography
Chris Sununu is an American politician and engineer who has served as the 82nd governor of New Hampshire since 2017. Chris was a member of the New Hampshire Executive Council from 2011 to 2017.He is running for re-election for Governor of New Hampshire. He is on the ballot in the general election on 8th November, 2022. He advanced from the Republican primary on 13th September, 2022.
Chris Sununu Age
Chris Sununu was born on 5th November, 1974, Salem, New Hampshire, U.S.
Chris Sununu Height
Sununu stand at a height of 5 feet and 8 inches tall.
Chris Sununu Education
Chris graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.) with a BS in Civil/Environmental Engineering.
Chris Sununu Parents
Sununu was born to John H. Sununu and Nancy Sununu. JOHN H. SUNUNU graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He received his bachelor’s degree in 1961, a master’s degree in 1962, and a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering in 1966. He was a mechanical engineering professor at Tufts University from 1966 to 1968 and associate dean of the College of Engineering until 1973. From 1963 until his election as governor.
John H. Sununu served as president of JHS Engineering Company and Thermal Research Inc. He represented Salem in the New Hampshire State Legislature from 1973-1974. He became New Hampshire’s 75th Chief Executive on January 6, 1983, and served three consecutive terms. Sununu served on the Advisory Board of the Technology and Policy Program at MIT from 1984-1989.
Governor John Sununu was commissioned as the Chief of Staff to President George H. W. Bush on 21st January 1989, serving in the White House until March 1, 1992. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineers’ Committee on Public Engineering Policy and has served as a member of the President’s Council on Environmental Quality Advisory Committee.
John H. Sununu chaired the National Governors Association, the Coalition of Northeastern Governors, and the Republican Governors Association. From 1992 until 1998, he co-hosted CNN’s nightly Crossfire program, a news/public affairs discussion program. He is president of JHS Associates, Ltd. and a partner in Trinity International Partners, a private financial firm. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering.
Chris Sununu Siblings
Chris has eight siblings. His older brother John E. Sununu, is a former U.S. Senator and U.S. Representative. John Edward Sununu is an American politician who served as a member of the United States House of Representatives and United States Senator from New Hampshire. Sununu was the youngest member of the Senate for his entire six-year term.
Chris Sununu Wife
Sununu married his wife Valerie in 2001. Valerie Sununu became the first lady of New Hampshire when her husband, Governor Christopher Sununu, was sworn in as New Hampshire’s 82nd governor on 5th January, 2017.
Mrs. Sununu grew up outside of Boston in Chelsea, Massachusetts, and attended high school in Swampscott, Massachusetts. She received an academic scholarship to attend Simmons College in Boston. Mrs. Sununu graduated with both a B.A. in Spanish language and literature and a B.A. in special education.
Valerie first teaching job was for the Chelsea public schools where she had the opportunity to give back to her hometown community. She then moved across the country to establish the inaugural inclusion program in the public schools of Mill Valley, California. Mrs. Sununu returned to the East Coast to attend Harvard University’s School of Education where she earned her Ed.M. in human development and psychology in 2004.
Valerie works to raise awareness and increase funding for several causes that support education, childhood development, reading, local and small businesses, and addiction recovery. Mrs. Sununu currently serves as board president of the Friends of Bridges House (the New Hampshire executive residence).
Chris Sununu Children
Sununu and his wife Valerie have three children, Calvin, Edith and Leonardo, live in Newfields, New Hampshire.
Chris Sununu Governor
Christopher T. Sununu is the 82nd Governor of the State of New Hampshire and is currently serving his third term, receiving in 2020 more votes ever than any candidate in state history. With his Governor leadership, New Hampshire is ranked the #1 state in the country for personal freedoms by Cato Institute.
Chris worked as an environmental engineer for ten years designing systems and solutions for cleaning up waste sites under the supervision of licensed engineers. He specialized in soil and groundwater remediation, wastewater treatment plants, and landfill designs. In 2002, he became an “engineer in training” in California.
Sununu was an owner and director of Sununu Enterprises from 2006 to 2010, a family business and strategic consulting group in Exeter, New Hampshire. It focuses on local, national and international real estate development, venture technologies and business acquisitions. Chris a moderate Republican. According to the National Review, he is a “fiscally conservative” and “socially moderate” politician in a similar vein to Rockefeller Republicans. Sununu vetoed 57 bills as governor in 2019.
Chris led a series of public hearings to review proposals for Managed Medicaid, a program to help New Hampshire Medicaid recipients to coordinate their health care. It also helps Medicaid recipients with chronic diseases like diabetes, asthma, obesity, and mental illness. Through this program, Medicaid recipients have wellness and prevention programs as a part of their Medicaid benefit.
Sununu has supported tax cuts for businesses and a reduction in property taxes. After the 2018 midterm elections, which gave Democrats control of the New Hampshire legislature, Sununu vowed to veto their proposal to create a broader state income tax, as well as several other new taxes and fees. Chris signed a bill making it easier for medical facilities to be licensed to treat veterans. He also opposed the Senate’s Republican health care plan in 2017, citing that the proposal would negatively affect Medicaid and addiction recovery services in the state.
Chris Sununu Salary
Chris earns an annual salary of USD 210,000.
Chris Sununu Net Worth
Sununu net worth is estimated to be USD 5 million.
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