Christopher Charles Pappas (born June 4, 1980) is an American politician and businessman who has been serving as the U.S. Representative for New Hampshire’s 1st congressional district since 2019. He previously served on the New Hampshire Executive Council from 2013 to 2019, representing the 4th district. These include the city of Manchester along with two additional towns in Hillsborough, six towns in Merrimack, eight towns in Rockingham, and two towns in Strafford County.
A member of the New Hampshire Democratic Party, Pappas was a candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives in the 2018 election to succeed outgoing U.S. Rep. Carol Shea-Porter. He was elected on November 6, 2018, and is the first openly gay person representing New Hampshire in Congress.