Councilor Christopher T. Sununu
Chris Sununu, 41, grew up in Salem, NH and currently lives on New Hampshire’s Seacoast. He is an engineer by trade and a local businessman who has spent his career working and designing solutions across a variety of industries including engineering, construction, environmental, real estate and venture investments.
Chris is a life-long Republican who holds a deep appreciation for public service and New Hampshire’s unique form of government that invites broad participation at the local and state levels. He strongly believes that with such opportunity comes the responsibility for individuals to exercise their civic duty and participate in the political process. Consistent with this belief, Chris ran and won the District 3 Executive Council seat in 2010 and again in 2012, and 2014 – an office he credits as quietly being one of the most important in state government with a significant impact on the lives of New Hampshire’s residents. He has also focused great attention on encouraging quality candidates across the state to run and serve at the local and state levels in New Hampshire to ensure that residents are well represented during these challenging times.
Recently Chris led a group of local investors in the buyout of the Waterville Valley Ski Resort and subsequently became the resort’s Chief Executive Officer. Prior to this acquisition, Chris served as an owner and Director for Sununu Enterprises, a family business and strategic consulting group based in Exeter. Chris has a firm grasp of the importance of the state’s small business economy, and understands the issues that impact the innovation and job creation spurred by small businesses. In his work, he has focused much of his time to local, national, and international real estate development, venture technologies, and business acquisitions.
Prior to these endeavors, Chris worked for 10 years as an environmental engineer in various regions across the United States from New Hampshire to California, designing systems and solutions for cleaning up some of our country’s most hazardous wastes sites.
Chris holds a BS degree in Civil/Environmental Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.). He is an active skier and rugby player and, in 1998, completed a five-month thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail from Maine to Georgia. He currently lives in Newfields with his wife, Valerie, and their three children.
Represents the cities and towns of Atkinson, Brentwood, Chester, Danville, Derry, East Kingston, Epping, Exeter, Fremont, Greenland, Hampstead, Hampton, Hampton Falls, Kensington, Kingston, New Castle, Newfields, Newington, Newmarket, Newton, North Hampton, Pelham, Plaistow, Raymond, Rye, Salem, Sandown, Seabrook, South Hampton, Stratham, and Windham, and the city of Portsmouth.
For additional information on the cities and towns in this district, go to www.nh.gov/municipal/.