New Hampshire’s 1st Congressional District
Congressman Chris Pappas knows better than most what it means to embody and fight for one’s community. First elected to the New Hampshire House of Representatives in 2002 at age 22, and as the 4th-generation co-owner of his family’s small business “The Puritan Backroom” restaurant, Chris Pappas has been serving New Hampshire constituents his entire adult life. Representative Pappas made history in 2018 when he became the first openly gay congressman in New Hampshire state history.
Even before he came to Congress, Representative Pappas has always lived by his values. At the Puritan Backroom, which employs over 230 people, Chris provided health insurance and offered paid leave to his employees for years, long before it was mandated by the ACA. As a New Hampshire Executive Councilor, Chris fought for women’s reproductive rights, Medicaid expansion, and renewable energy investment throughout the state.
He serves as Co-Chair of the Congressional Equality Caucus.