When Annie Kuster was first elected to Congress in 2012, she pledged to bring a new approach to Washington, DC.
Annie’s number one priority 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 in Washington, DC.
In her short tenure in Congress, Annie has established a record of putting aside party politics to focus on the issues that matter most to Granite Staters. She’s worked with members of both parties to prioritize job creation and support New Hampshire veterans, women, students, and seniors.
Annie was born and raised in Concord, New Hampshire. Her parents were community leaders who taught her the importance of public service through example. Annie’s mother, Susan McLane, served in the New Hampshire State Senate and was a fierce advocate for equal rights and a true pioneer for women. Her father, Malcolm McLane, was a prominent attorney who served as Mayor of Concord, 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. In 1984 she received her law degree from Georgetown University Law Center.
A longtime activist, author, attorney and advocate, Annie focused her career before Congress on increasing access to affordable health care and higher education for families. She has served on the Board of Trustees of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, New Hampshire Public Radio, the Capitol Center for the Arts, and Child and Family Services of New Hampshire.
In the House of Representatives, Annie serves on the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee and worked with members of both parties to pass legislation that will help New Hampshire veterans transition successfully back to civilian life.
Annie also serves on the Small Business Committee, where she has focused on increasing access to capital for entrepreneurs, and the Agriculture Committee, where she has worked to support conservation, productive forests, and local organic farming.
Annie lives in Hopkinton with her husband Brad, an environmental attorney, where they raised their two sons Zach and Travis.