Rep. Chris Pappas

Rep. Chris Pappas made history in 2018 as the first openly LGBTQ person ever elected to federal office from New Hampshire. He made history again in 2020 as the first incumbent to win reelection from this district in more than a decade. Chris is running for reelection in New Hampshire’s 1st Congressional District — which is based around his home in Manchester and is one of the most perennially competitive seats nationwide.

Congressman Chris Pappas was re-elected in 2020 – becoming the first incumbent to win re-election from this district in 14 years. He was first elected in 2018 as New Hampshire’s first openly LGBTQ Member of Congress ever elected.

Chris is grounded in the people and places of the Granite State. He ran for Congress to put the people of New Hampshire first and bring a deep understanding of the issues affecting our lives to Washington. He knows our economy–and our democracy–are tilted toward special interests and those at the top, and he works every day to be a steadfast champion of the people, communities, and Main Street businesses that make New Hampshire the best state to call home.

During his time in Congress, Chris has sponsored legislation to support New Hampshire’s small businesses, improve access to affordable health care for Granite Staters, fight to get our veterans the benefits they have earned, combat the opioid epidemic, and protect our drinking water.

Born and raised in Manchester, Chris is a small business owner and community-driven leader who has a record of addressing some of New Hampshire’s most pressing challenges. A proud product of Manchester public schools, Chris has dedicated his time in public service to putting people before politics to deliver opportunities to families in every community across our state. From creating new jobs and confronting the opioid crisis to ensuring the delivery of quality, affordable health care for every Granite Stater, Chris earned a reputation as a results-driven leader long before his election to Congress.

Prior to serving in Congress, Chris served on New Hampshire’s very powerful Executive Council (which has veto power over the Governor). He also helped his family run their 100+ year old family restaurant.


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