Senator Maggie Hassan Endorses Chris Pappas for Congress in Exeter

EXETER- Senator Maggie Hassan endorsed Chris Pappas in front of a packed room at Water Street Books in Exeter this evening. Senator Hassan and Chris worked together while Maggie served as Governor and Chris on the Executive Council. They have fought for many issues that matter to New Hampshire, including implementation of the Medicaid Expansion, extending healthcare coverage to over 50,000 Granite Staters, and the restoration of state funding to Planned Parenthood.

"I have seen firsthand Chris’s deep commitment to building a stronger, more inclusive New Hampshire where all of our people can thrive," said Senator Maggie Hassan. "On the Executive Council, Chris has worked across party lines to secure additional funding to combat the opioid crisis, expand health coverage to more than 50,000 Granite Staters, and restore state funding for Planned Parenthood. As a first district voter, I am proud to endorse Chris for Congress because we need a bipartisan problem solver who will fight for hard-working people and who understands that New Hampshire always comes first."

"I'm proud to earn the endorsement of Senator Hassan. Here in the Granite State, we know how to roll-up our sleeves and get things done,” said Pappas. “While she was Governor, we worked together to help expand health coverage and deliver additional resources to invest in treatment and recovery, and I would be honored to join her as a member of the delegation to fight for New Hampshire values in Washington."

Born and raised in Manchester, Chris Pappas runs the Puritan Backroom restaurant where he manages the restaurant's day-to-day business and 230 plus employees. Since 2013, Chris has represented District 4 on the New Hampshire Executive Council, which spans 19 communities in Hillsborough, Merrimack, Rockingham, and Strafford counties. Chris is running for Congress in New Hampshire’s First District. Currently, he is in the midst of his “80 Ways to Meet Chris in 80 Days” tour, making 80 campaign stops across the district to hear from voters about what they care about and the challenges they face. To learn more, visit