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NH Governor (2016 - present); Executive Councilor (2010 - 2016); Owner/Director, Sununu Enterprises; CEO, Waterville Valley Ski Resort; Strategic Consultant; Environmental Engineer

Married; Children: 3
BS Civil/Environmental Engineering, MIT, Cambridge, MA.
Home Address
Office of the Governor, State House
107 North Main Street
Concord, NH 03301


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Crime and Public Safety

Should NH pass stricter gun control laws?
Should NH increase law enforcement policies and penalties for heroin-related offenses?
Should NH decriminalize small amounts of marijuana?
Should NH keep the death penalty?
Should NH legalize the recreational use of marijuana?

Economy, Budget and Taxes

Should NH continue to use property taxes instead of a new broad-based tax, such as an income tax?
Should NH raise the minimum wage?
Should NH add an income tax on earned income?
Should NH add a broad-based sales tax?
Should NH authorize one or more casinos?


Should NH continue to base statewide assessments on Common Core standards?
Should NH continue the business tax credit for scholarships to private, parochial, and home schools?
Should NH provide more funding for charter schools?
Should NH continue to administer statewide standards-based student assessments?

Energy and Environment

Should NH restrict further wind power development?
Should NH allow the Northern Pass to proceed with some (not all) of the lines buried?

Health Care

Was NH right to expand Medicaid eligibility, using private insurance wherever possible?
Should NH increase funding for heroin treatment programs?
What is your opinion on the state providing some funding for Planned Parenthood?
Should parents be allowed to opt their children out of the NH immunization/vaccination registry?

Politics and Political Process

What was the worst decision made by the Executive Council in the past two years?
Should executive councilors be blamed for poor performance or unethical behavior by state officials they have confirmed?
What do you believe are the most important public policy decisions the NH Legislature should address in 2017?
Should NH broaden campaign finance disclosure laws?
Should NH limit terms for elected officials?

Recreation and Transportation

Should NH pursue expanded commuter rail?

Social Issues

Should NH increase law enforcement policies and penalties for heroin-related offenses?
Should NH decriminalize small amounts of marijuana?
Should NH authorize one or more casinos?
Should NH do more to enforce federal immigration laws?
Should NH increase funding for heroin treatment programs?
What is your opinion on the state providing some funding for Planned Parenthood?
Should NH legalize the recreational use of marijuana?



Mon, 10/24/2016 - 5:45pm

1st Change: Term limits for all justices. Judges should be elected and not Appointed. (to appoint a person to the bench for life, and giving those people God Power to rule for life is insane) Judges should be subjected to review every 2-5 years.
2nd changes: The DOT is out of control with the highest cost to reg. a motor vehicle. A Motor Vehicle Registration should be done only 1 time per new ownership. Not every year to continue sucking money from us.
3. due away with the inheritance tax.
4. promote privet Education by allowing tax payers to choose weather or not to pay a school tax for public or Privet school (we Should have a say. Knowledge is power, we need an alternative to the brain washing that government has been forcing onto out children)
5. Alcohol is legal yet it also causes many known heath issues. To date there is no other legal alternative for people. Many people have high blood pressure, sugar problems or just can't use Alcohol without becoming problematic. It's time to allow the people to have a choice by the legalizing of Marijuana for recreation use.
6. Get rid of the Obama Care scam.
7. Hold Dr's accountable. If they want to prescribe Opioids to none terminal people and those patients become addicted as a result. Then hold the physician personally accountable to treat the patent for life to the point of caring for their personal financial needs. The Opioids became legal base on a fact/promise that they would never be prescribed to anyone who was not terminally ill. Because everyone know how addictive it is. It was deemed in the late 1800's that it could not be used in the medical field on account the long term addictions was far worse.

8. Put an end to weather control. No more weather modification in or around this state. (I speaking about the harmful Chem_Trails be sprayed by the tons daily across this nation. Put an end to it

Is NH really a live free or die state? or is that allusion the corrupted dictators want the people to believe?

I can only hope I am heard.

Deborah Gibbons
- Pelham

Wed, 10/21/2015 - 4:58pm

Dear Executive Councilor Sununu,

I urge you to support and reopen SB 0089 because it will benefit small tobacco business owners (like myself) to be in compliance with the NHLC. We are being forced to sell cigars and made to put the hookah tobacco sales with the products we are paying meals tax for. There are 2 breakdowns in the old bill 60% cigars and 40% other. It is not fair we should have to sell 60% cigars and cigar accessories, if we opened our business as a "hookah lounge". All that has to be changed is have the words "Hookah Tobacco" added towards the 60% gross revenue, instead of the 40% other. SB 0089 suggests use the word "Shisha", I suggest using "Hookah Tobacco". The word shisha sometimes gets confused with hashish and the instrument suddenly becomes a bong and the whole idea and culture gets misconstrued.


Deborah Gibbons

Pelham, NH 03076

(603) 566-9001


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