Chris Sununu

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Chris Sununu
Governor of New Hampshire
From: January 5, 2017 – present
Predecessor Maggie Hassan
Successor Incumbent (no successor)
Former Member of the New Hampshire Executive Council from the 3rd District
From: January 3, 2011 – January 3, 2017
Predecessor Beverly Hollingworth
Successor Russell Prescott
Information
Party Republican
Spouse(s) Valerie Sununu
Religion Roman Catholic

Christopher Thomas “Chris” Sununu (born November 5, 1974, age 46) is an engineer and businessman currently serving as the governor of New Hampshire, having previously been a member of the New Hampshire Executive Council. He is the younger brother of John E. Sununu, the one-term U.S. senator from the state from 2003 to 2009.

Sununu has sided with advocates for abortion, having voted as a member of the New Hampshire Executive Council to approve funding for Planned Parenthood.[1]

Governor of New Hampshire

2016 election

Sununu announced in September 2015 his run for the 2016 New Hampshire gubernatorial election.[2] He later won the election by 2.3% of the vote,[3] although the coinciding presidential and Senate races for Donald Trump and Kelly Ayotte respectively proved to be narrow Republican losses.

2018 election

Having high approval ratings,[4] Sununu easily won re-election in 2018 with over 50% of the vote.[5]

Tenure

Governor Sununu signed a bill that would authorize charges of murder on anyone who causes the death of unborn children.[6]

Gov. Sununu signed a bill in July 2017 that reduced penalties for possessions of minor quantities of marijuana.[7]

Having caved into the homosexual agenda, Sununu signed a bipartisan-led bill in June 2018 that would prohibit the provision of conversion therapy for minors.[8] He also signed another bill to give special treatment for "transgender" individuals.[9]

Sununu has been praised by Planned Parenthood for signing a bill into law to mandate "free" insurance-covered birth control.[10]

Gov. Sununu vetoed a bill that would repeal the statewide use of the death penalty in New Hampshire.[11]

Being largely pro-business, Sununu vetoed a bill in August 2019 that would raise the minimum wage.[12] He also vetoed a bill around this time passed by the Democrat-controlled legislature that would have expanded gun control measures.[13]

Sununu vetoed a bill that would increase access to absentee voting.[14]

Gov. Sununu has caved into the globalist agenda on immigration,[15] eliciting criticism from pro-economic nationalist conservatives.[16]

Sununu opposed the gas tax-increasing Transportation Climate Initiative, calling it “scammy”.[17]

In August 2020 amidst the CCP pandemic, Sununu signed a statewide mask mandate into law.[18]

Political positions

Overall a moderate Republican, Sununu holds conservative views on fiscal matters and gun rights, mixed views on abortion,[19] and liberal-leaning stances on immigration.[20]

A supporter of Donald Trump, Sununu opposed the impeachment coup that was brought out against the president.[21] He also incorrectly predicted in February 2020 that Trump will win his state of New Hampshire in the 2020 U.S. presidential election due to the latter's accomplishments.[22]

References

  1. GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Chris Sununu Casts Deciding Vote To Fund Planned Parenthood in New Hampshire
  2. Chris Sununu announces 2016 campaign bid for governor
  3. New Hampshire Results 2016
  4. N.H. Gov. Sununu enjoys high approval numbers across the political aisle
  5. New Hampshire Governor Election Results
  6. SB 66 - Authorizes Murder Charges for an Individual Who Causes the Death of a Fetus - New Hampshire Key Vote
  7. New Hampshire governor signs marijuana decriminalization bill
  8. HB 587 - Prohibits Providing Conversion Therapy to Minors - New Hampshire Key Vote
  9. NH HB1319 | 2018 | Regular Session
  10. NH GOP Gov. Chris Sununu Signs Law Mandating Free Birth Control
  11. SB 593 - Repeals Death Penalty - New Hampshire Key Vote
  12. SB 10 - Increases the State Minimum Wage - New Hampshire Key Vote
  13. NH Gov. Vetoes Expanded Background Checks, Other Gun Controls
  14. HB 611 - Increases Access to Absentee Voting - New Hampshire Key Vote
  15. Sununu consents to refugee resettlement following exec order
  16. Here Are the Republican Governors Who Betrayed Trump, and Their Constituents, by Asking for Refugee Resettlement in Their States
  17. Charlie Baker’s gas tax cements his RINO legacy
  18. New Hampshire Governor Issues Mask Mandate for Large Gatherings
  19. New Hampshire GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Chris Sununu Boasts He’s Pro-Abortion
  20. Chris Sununu on the Issues
  21. Chris Sununu Lone GOP Governor in States Trump Lost to Oppose Impeachment Inquiry
  22. Two references:

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