Speaker Profile

Congressman John E. Sununu

New Hampshire's First Congressional District

New Hampshire's First Congressional District first elected John Sununu in 1996 to serve as their Representative in the 105th Congress. John was re-elected to his third term in 2000, and was appointed to serve on both the House Appropriations and Budget Committees. He holds subcommittee seats on the Veterans Administration-Housing and Urban Development Subcommittee, the Treasury Postal Subcommittee, and the District of Columbia Appropriations Subcommittee, and also serves as a member of the Republican Policy Committee - a key forum for debate, development, and communication of conference positions.

John has applied his background as an engineer and small businessman to reform and simplify the tax code and provide individuals and businesses with the incentive to save and invest. He has also been a strong advocate for legislation and initiatives to reduce government bureaucracy, increase local funding for special education, and accelerate the clean-up of hazardous waste sites.

John's legislative record as a fiscal conservative has earned him a distinguished 100% rating from the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste. He has also been presented the "Spirit of Enterprise Award" by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the "Guardian of Small Business Award" by the National Federation of Independent Business, and the "Friend of the Taxpayer Award" by the Americans for Tax Reform.

John grew up in Salem, New Hampshire and is one of eight children. He attended public schools and is a graduate of Salem High School. He received his Bachelors and Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a Masters degree in Business Administration from the Harvard Graduate School of Business.

He has utilized his engineering and business skills in the private sector beginning in 1987 as design engineer for REMEC, Inc., a manufacturer of microwave electronics. From 1990 - 1992, he served as manager and operations specialist for high tech companies with Pittiglio, Rabin, Todd & McGrath. From 1992 to 1996, he served as Chief Financial Officer and Director of Operations for Teletrol Systems Inc., a manufacturer of building control systems in Manchester, NH. John has been an active member of the Manchester Chamber of Commerce, the New Hampshire High Tech Council, and the New Hampshire Business and Industry Association.

A resident of Bedford, John and his wife Kitty have three children, John Hayes, Grace, and Charlotte Anne.

Profile as of 6/22/2001