Chris Sununu on Principles & Values



Government not here to guarantee solutions to your problems

New Hampshire is the envy of the nation and the freest state in the Union. Other governors and people ask me all the time how has New Hampshire been so successful in keeping our economy strong even throughout COVID. I explain it's because we don't overly burden our citizens with taxes and fees, and we ensure businesses can be successful without unnecessary regulations or bureaucracy. Government is not here to guarantee a solution to your problems but to help pave Pathways of opportunity.
Source: 2023 State of the State Address to the N.H. legislature , Feb 14, 2023

Granite State is ranked as the Freest State in the Nation

Let's start with some really good news:Ranking after ranking shows what we have long known--the Granite State is the place to be and America is taking notice.
Source: 2022 State of the State Address to New Hampshire legislature , Feb 17, 2022

Put Suicide Prevention phone number on every student ID card

I am calling on the House and Senate today to continue the progress we've made in bolstering mental health services by passing SB 234--which would require every student ID card in New Hampshire to have the phone number of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Easy access to this 24-Emergency service for every family--It's so simple, cost nothing, but will undoubtedly save lives.
Source: 2022 State of the State Address to New Hampshire legislature , Feb 17, 2022

Vilifying pols is culturally ruining America

I think there's room for everybody in the Republican Party. I really do. It can't be about one particular issue. That's kind of that social media mob mentality that's built up in this country, where we don't agree with one issue, so we're going to attack and we're going to vilify one person or one individual. We got to get beyond that, because, culturally, it's really, really ruining America.
Source: CNN SOTU 2021 interview of N.H. Governor , Nov 21, 2021

Our responsibility is to be selfish for our constituents

One thing I remind people is, as a public servant, it's an amazing job in that our responsibility is to be selfish, to be really selfish for our constituents, to put them first every single time. And I think if more folks had that philosophy in Washington, frankly, more stuff would get done. They'd be less worried about how they get re-elected or raising money and all that kind of nonsense. And ultimately, with more things done, you could get re-elected on those results.
Source: Meet the Press 2021 interview of N.H. Governor , Nov 14, 2021

Keep houses of worship open during public health emergency

Churches, synagogues and other houses of worship in New Hampshire were shut down during the pandemic. But a new law signed by Gov. Sununu will prevent the state or local governments from shutting them down during future public health emergencies. The measure was approved by the state Legislature largely along party lines. During the pandemic, Sununu's emergency stay-at-home order prohibited churches from holding in-person services. Many houses of worship held online services.
Source: Yahoo News (yahoo.com) on 2024 New Hampshire Governor race , Aug 15, 2021

Served three terms on the Executive Council

Republican Chris Sununu, the son of a former governor and brother of a former U.S. Senator, has kicked off the 2016 gubernatorial contest in New Hampshire as the race's first declared candidate.

Sununu, now serving his third term on the Executive Council, announced his intention to run for the state's top job at an annual GOP Labor Day picnic. Sununu is the son of former Gov. John H. Sununu and the brother of former U.S. Sen. John E. Sununu. Asked whether he's worried about voters being skeptical of political dynasties, he gives an answer similar to that of GOP presidential candidate Jeb Bush, the son and brother of ex-presidents.

Source: Nashua Telegraph on 2016 New Hampshire Governor's race , Sep 9, 2015

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Gubernatorial Debates 2023:
KY: Incumbent Andy Beshear(D)
vs.State A.G. Daniel Cameron(R)

vs.Ambassador Kelly Craft(R)
vs.State Auditor Mike Harmon(R)
LA: Incumbent John Bel Edwards(D,term-limited)
vs.Jeff Landry(R)
vs.Shawn Wilson(D)
vs.John Schroder(R)
vs.Sharon Hewitt(R)
MS: Incumbent Tate Reeves(R)
vs.Bill Waller(R,withdrew)
vs.Brandon Presley(D)

Gubernatorial Debates 2024:
DE: Gov. John Carney (D, term-limited);
Lt. Gov. Bethany Hall-Long (D)
vs. Matt Meyer (D)
IN: Gov. Eric Holcomb (R, term-limited);
Sen. Mike Braun (R)
vs. Suzanne Crouch (R)
vs. Jennifer McCormick (D)
MO: Gov. Mike Parson (R, term-limited):
Jay Ashcroft (R)
vs. Bill Eigel (R)
vs. Mike Kehoe (R)
vs. Crystal Quade (D)
MT: Gov. Greg Gianforte (R)
vs. Tanner Smith (R)
vs. Ryan Busse (D)
Gubernatorial Debates 2024 (continued):
NC: Gov. Roy Cooper (D, term-limited);
Dale Folwell (R)
vs. Michael Morgan (D)
vs. Mark Robinson (R)
vs. Josh Stein (D)
vs. Andy Wells (R)
ND: Gov. Doug Burgum (R)
vs. State Rep. Rick Becker (R)
NH: Gov. Chris Sununu (R, retiring)
vs. Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R)
vs. Joyce Craig (D)
vs. Chuck Morse (R)
vs. Cinde Warmington (D)
UT: Gov. Spencer Cox (R)
vs. State Rep. Phil Lyman (R)
VT: Gov. Phil Scott (R) unopposed
WA: Gov. Jay Inslee (D, retiring);
Hilary Franz (D, withdrew)
vs. State Sen. Mark Mullet (D)
vs. County Chair Semi Bird (R)
vs. WA Attorney General Bob Ferguson (D)
WV: Gov. Jim Justice (R, term-limited);
vs. WV State Auditor JB McCuskey (R, withdrew)
vs. WV Secretary of State Mac Warner (R)
vs. State Del. Moore Capito (R)
vs. WV Attorney General Patrick Morrisey (R)
vs. Huntington Mayor Steve Williams (D)
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