Dr. Jacqueline Chretien for NH State Representative

Working for Manchester Families

Hi, I’m Jackie, and I’m a State Representative in Hillsborough District 42 (Manchester Wards 1, 2, and 3).

My focus is on issues that matter to young adults and families and to the long-term future of the state: 

High-quality public education; safe and affordable housing, healthcare, and childcare; conservation and protection of our natural resources; justice and equal opportunity for every NH resident; thoughtful, honest, and decent leadership; and evidence-based policy everywhere.

I believe NH owes it to its people to invest in our communities and help ALL our citizens live up to their greatest potential -- not stand in the way or work just for the well-off and well-connected.

Join me in working toward a better future for all of us!

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About Jackie

Dr. Jacqueline Chretien grew up in Manchester (Memorial High School Class of 2000) and earned a joint BS/MS degree in Biology from Brandeis University in 2004, followed by a PhD in molecular and cell biology from the University of California at Berkeley. She and her husband, CJ (also born and raised in NH) have three children. She was elected to the NH House of Representatives in 2018 and served on the Environment and Agriculture committee in her first term.  In addition to her legislative work, Dr. Chretien serves as the clerk on the board of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Manchester, volunteers at Smyth Road School, and works full time at Research Square, a company that helps international researchers navigate the scientific publication process.



Jackie has worked to secure millions in state funding for Manchester schools and is committed to keeping public funds in public schools so all students can receive a rich, well-rounded education. Jackie is also fighting to lower the costs of higher education in the state, improve access to and affordability of trade school, and create a Student Borrower Bill of Rights.

Health Care

Jackie is fighting for comprehensive healthcare for all Granite Staters. She is protecting Medicare expansion and access and believes that mental healthdental, and reproductive care are all fundamental parts of healthcare. 

The Environment

One of the best things about living in NH is how easy it is to get to a great lake (or ocean) swim or a hike. Jackie believes that our children and grandchildren have a right to these fundamental joys as well. Jackie is supporting measures to reduce the impacts that our industries and way of life have on the land, air, water, and other species and working toward a more sustainable future.

Want to know more about Jackie's positions on specific issues? Check out her survey responses on Citizens Count and Ballotpedia, or read her candidate profile in the Manchester Ink Link!



Thank you for your interest in the campaign and our legislative work! If you have a question, concern, or would simply like to get in touch, please see the information below.

133 Oak Street, Manchester NH, 03104

(603) 289-6808

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