Annie Kuster

  • U.S. House
  • New Hampshire
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A leader who puts New Hampshire first

Rep. Annie Kuster ran to represent New Hampshire’s 2nd Congressional District for her sixth term. She was born and raised in Concord, New Hampshire. Her mother, Susan McLane, served in the state Senate and was a pioneer for women in Granite State politics; her father, Malcolm McLane, was a WWII veteran and POW who served as Concord mayor and as a New Hampshire executive councilor — and both taught Rep. Kuster the importance of public service. She worked as an adoption attorney for 25 years, and has said that she “witnessed the extraordinary courage and compassion of women” facing unplanned pregnancy. “Not once did I believe that the government should interfere with their personal and private decision,” Rep. Kuster has said. She is a longtime community activist, and 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. Rep. Kuster and her husband Brad live in Hopkinton, where they raised their two sons, Zach and Travis. In 2012, she defeated an incumbent Republican to become the first woman to represent New Hampshire’s 2nd Congressional District. During her first term she also made history as part of the nation’s first all-women delegation. Rep. Kuster works tirelessly to increase economic opportunity for Granite Staters, and she is committed to breaking through gridlock in Congress to get results for the people she serves.

An experienced problem solver helping Granite Staters get a fair shot

Rep. Kuster puts New Hampshire first, and she is committed to addressing Granite State working families’ most serious challenges. She is a champion for reproductive freedom, and she has spent nearly a decade in Congress fighting back against the extremist Republican anti-choice agenda. “I will continue to fight for women’s health services at the federal level, and I urge my colleagues not to let such extremist, partisan games interfere with ensuring women across the country can access the health services they need and deserve,” she has said. Rep. Kuster has fought for legislation to help small businesses create jobs, hosted job fairs in New Hampshire, and introduced a bill in Congress to cut taxes for New Hampshire employers who provide job training for students. She is a champion of women’s economic security, and is committed to passing legislation to address gender discrimination in pay, child care affordability, paid family and medical leave, and the minimum wage. 

Victory in a crucial seat 

Rep. Kuster defeated a Republican incumbent when she first won in 2012, and she won this seat for the sixth time in 2022. The EMILY’s List community is proud of her continued leadership and powerful vision for Granite Staters.