Annie Kuster

Office Seeking:  House of Representatives New Hampshire District 2

Primary: September 13, 2022

General Election: November 8th, 2022

Provided Biography

When Annie Kuster was first elected to Congress, she pledged to bring a new approach to Washington. Annie’s number onepriority is to look out for the best interests of Granite Staters, and she believes Members of Congress must reach across party lines to end the gridlock and dysfunction in Washington.

Annie is a member of the prestigious House Energy and Commerce Committee, which puts her at the forefront of effortsto improve access to quality affordable healthcare, reduce the costs of prescription drugs and combat climate change.  During her time in Congress, Annie has established a record of putting aside party politics to focus on the issues that mattermost to Granite Staters. She’s worked with members of both parties to prioritize job creation and economic opportunity, andsupport New Hampshire veterans, women, students, and seniors.

Annie is committed to strengthening the New Hampshire economy, so that regardless of national trends, the economicsecurity of our Granite State families would always be protected. She is working every day to bring new economicopportunities to New Hampshire families.

In office, Annie has fought to cut taxes for Granite State small businesses, to help them expand and create more jobs. She hashosted a series of job fairs throughout the state, where she connected scores of job seekers with employers looking to hire.And the first bill Annie introduced in Congress would cut taxes for New Hampshire employers who partner with schools toprovide job training for Granite State students so they are prepared to join the 21st century workforce.

As the daughter of a WWII veteran and POW, Annie is strongly committed to ensuring our veterans have access to theresources and support they need. She successfully fought for improved access to health services for New Hampshire veterans,including the expansion of a VA clinic in Littleton. She is working to expand access to care so veterans can more easily receivethe services they need and deserve. Annie helped pass a package of legislation, including her own bill, to help eliminate theclaims backlog for VA benefits. And she worked with Republicans and Democrats to pass into law comprehensive VA reformsto ensure New Hampshire veterans can receive medical care sooner and closer to home.

Annie is a proud New Hampshire native, born and raised in Concord. Her parents were community leaders who taught her theimportance of public service through example. Annie’s mother, Susan McLane, served in the New Hampshire State Senate andwas a fierce advocate for equal rights and a true pioneer for women. Her father, Malcolm McLane, served as Mayor ofConcord, was on the Executive Council, and ran for Governor as an Independent in 1972. Annie received her undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College in 1978, and was a member of the third class of women to graduate from the college. She received a law degree from Georgetown University Law Center in 1984, and then went on to work as an adoption attorney for25 years. A strong advocate for her community, Annie has served on the boards of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation,New Hampshire Public Radio, the Capitol Center for the Arts, and Child and Family Services of New Hampshire.

Annie lives in Hopkin on with her husband Brad, an environmental attorney, where they raised their two sons Zach and Travis.

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