Chris is the first openly LGBTQ person elected to Congress from New Hampshire
Chris was first elected to serve the people of New Hampshire’s First District in November 2018. He is the first openly-gay person to represent New Hampshire in Washington.
Born and raised in Manchester, Chris Pappas is a small business owner and community-minded leader who has taken a principal role in addressing some of New Hampshire’s most pressing challenges. From creating new jobs to confronting the opioid crisis and ensuring the delivery of quality, affordable health care for every Granite Stater, Chris has earned a reputation as a results-driven leader. A proud product of Manchester public schools, Chris has dedicated his involvement in public service to putting people before politics to deliver progress and opportunity to families in every community across the state.
Chris is Co-Chair of the LGBT Equality Caucus. He serves on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee as well as the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs where he is Chairman of the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations.
Importance of Candidacy:
- Chris is the first openly LGBTQ person elected to Congress from New Hampshire